The South African Navy has taken into service a new state-of-art simulation centre at SAS Simonsberg, the Navy's maritime warfare training centre.

The centre is the result of a joint venture with industry to enhance naval training using the latest technology.

The centre has four sections: a naval bridge simulator display which is designed to facilitate training of a bridge team in safe navigation of vessels and naval operations; a helicopter simulator display which has the main platform, flight controls and a pilot seat; a helicopter flight deck trainer display which is designed to provide joint training for flight deck controllers and maritime helicopter pilots; and a PC based trainer submarine display, which is a tool to supplement training and education on the on-board sensor and weapon system for the submarine command and crew.