Team Fisher, the Capita-led consortium including Raytheon UK, Elbit Systems UK, Fujitsu, the University of Lincoln and several smaller British suppliers, has assumed responsibility for engineering and maintenance support of the Vanguard-class Nuclear Ship Control Trainer (FASNUSCOT) and the Role Performance Trainer (RPT).
The simulators, both based at Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, play a critical role in equipping naval personnel with the skills and experience they need to work on and support key Royal Navy vessels. The transfer of responsibility to Team Fisher is a critical milestone in the contract and will help the consortium fulfil its ambition of getting better trained people to the front line, faster.
FASNUSCOT is a full motion simulator, which provides high-intensity training in realistic scenarios for personnel to practise standard and emergency operating procedures. The specialist courses range from the basics of submarine handling to dealing with complex emergencies such as fires, flooding and loss of power. The simulator will be in service for the life span of the V-Class submarines, until 2037.
The RPT provides compulsory refresher training and accreditation for specialist communication information and sonar roles, using customised computer-based training solutions.
The support for both stimulators will be managed by Selborne consortium partner, Raytheon UK.
Team Fisher’s approach is making learning more personalised for Service personnel, which aligns with the Royal Navy’s wider transformation agenda to make training more flexible and efficient, and to minimise time spent away from the front line.
Team Fisher is combining a range of sophisticated technologies, processes and training management systems to fulfil the 12-year Royal Navy shore-based training contract. It is: reviewing and modernising all training courses and providing accompanying analytics to ensure training methods best meet the Royal Navy’s needs; running live on-the-ground training, and developing and deploying new methods, including digital learning and training simulation technology; managing all the associated Royal Navy training equipment including procurement and decommissioning; providing data through performance dashboards for Royal Navy management and managing IT infrastructure; iImproving accreditation and apprenticeship management, and running Royal Navy learning and development hubs and career advice services; marketing Royal Navy courses to the wider international defence market and identifying further revenue opportunities for the service; and elivering a collaborative approach with the Royal Navy.