The International Maritime Security Construct completed a three-day maritime exercise in the Arabian Gulf, integrating unmanned systems and artificial intelligence during a naval drill for the second time in six months.
After covering Gladiator in Issue 3/2020, the Royal Air Force’s synthetic training initiative, MS&T Europe Editor Dim Jones explores the Royal Navy’s equivalent programme.
MS&T readers will be aware of the plans for the future of synthetic training in the Royal Air Force under the Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) (DOTC(A)), also known as Gladiator. Similarly, the Royal Navy is looking to transform the way it trains its people and also the way in which it mans and deploys its forces. The Defence Operational Training Capability (Maritime) (DOTC(M)) is key to this transformation. I visited the home of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth to learn more from the RN and industry about plans for the maritime equivalent.