The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNN) confirmed acceptance of the latest iteration of the portable DECKsim Virtual Reality (VR) trainer supplied by Cohort company SEA.

The RNN have used a fully integrated Flight Deck Officer (FDO) simulator DECKsim for five years at their training establishment in Haakonsvern Naval Base, Bergen. The new portable solution enables them to train individuals on board any ship or at any land-based facility.

The DECKsim system replicates flight decks (ships and oil platforms) and land-based airfield environments for training aircraft handling procedures. The system is easily configured for specific airframes, platforms and scenario requirements.

Current users of DECKsim have reduced FDO related live aircraft flying hours by up to 50%. The system delivers an environment where an individual can train in routine and emergency operating conditions, which is impossible with the live platform.

SEA Business Development Executive, Andy McGowan, explained: “DECKsim harnesses the latest developments in VR technology embodied within a modular system and users around the world have already benefited from considerable improvements in training effectiveness and the costs of delivering FDO training.”