Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract to deliver a range of maritime simulators to the new and extensive Innovation Lab of MAAP in the Philippines. The academy has been a first adopter of new simulation-based training tools for years. Kongsberg Digital's simulator systems are central to the future-oriented Lab and will augment an already extensive range of K-Sim products, strengthening MAAP's position as a regional institution of excellence for maritime education and innovation.

The agreement which consists of a Long-Term System Support Program (LTSSP), includes the delivery of Kongsberg Digital's cutting-edge maritime simulators for an Innovation Lab which places its emphasis on Digital Twin, Shore Control, Remote Control Center and MASS (maritime autonomous surface ship) technologies. The investment will enable MAAP to enhance training and assessment, and to conduct advanced research in, for example, e-Navigation, and validate operaitonal concepts, including smart and autonomous ships.

As part of the Digital Twin initiative, Kongsberg Digital's Vessel Insight will be installed on the academy's training vessel. This will enable MAAP's students to take a leading role with first-hand experience on vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure capturing and give them the ability to analyse vessel data over time. 

Also covered by the system extension is the delivery of a brand-new celestial navigation simulator system. In addition, Kongsberg Digital will deliver new consoles for MAAP's existing K-Sim Navigation bridge simulators, as well as a mid-life upgrade of its motion platform, including four class-B K-Sim Engine room simulators.

Kongsberg Digital will soon launch its latest extension to the company's cloud-based simulation portfolio, the K-Sim Navigation, and the contract with MAAP includes the delivery of this brand-new training application. MAAP will be one fo the first training centers wold-wide to start using it for blended learning.