Innovative flight deck training and simulation centre launched
Published 26th July 2019
Forward-thinking facility will support Australian Royal Navy training requirements
Wholly Australian-owned defence company, Daronmont Technologies has today launched a training and simulation centre as part of its technology and knowledge transfer partnership with UK defence and security electronics system specialist, SEA.
The establishment of the specialist training centre in Adelaide will create long-term employment opportunities for Daronmont and provide industry-leading defence training for the benefit of the Australian military.
In place at the new facility is SEA’s leading training solution DECKsim which provides an immersive 3D training experience for Flight Deck military personnel. Providing real-life scenarios, the simulator can incorporate any desired combination of airfield or ship flight deck, aircraft, approach/departure waypoints and importantly, emergency procedures in a controlled and safe environment.
Following the establishment of the training centre simulation training specialists will be appointed to enable Daronmont to manage all future training requirements.
Daronmont CEO, Ben Norris said,
“SEA has truly embraced the Australian Government’s desire to grow Australian Industry Capability and I am very pleased that our partnership will enable SEA’s world leading communications and weapons system solutions to enter ADF service and be fully supported here. I plan, over time, to utilise future SEA investments and technology development for the benefit of our war fighters and to grow regional markets together.”
Steve Hill, Managing Director of SEA said,
“The opening of Daronmont’s specialist training centre is a clear demonstration of our partnership’s ongoing commitment to generate sustainable Australian Industrial Capability that is based on uniquely indigenous solutions, robust supply chains and whole of life-cycle support solutions.
“By sharing the very best of our innovative technology, expertise and knowledge, together our companies can enhance the locally-sourced military solutions for SEA 1000 and 5000 and offer support for SEA’s leading training capability, as well as our anti-submarine warfare and weapon-agnostic torpedo launcher systems. We look forward to the next phase of our successful partnership with Daronmont and continuing to develop and support forward-thinking capabilities that meet the unique needs of the Australian defence sector.”
DECKsim is a cost-effective training solution that enhances the safety of personnel through the development of essential skills in near-operational standards in advance of exposure to live aircraft. The system has a firm focus procedural and cognitive skills transfer and meets the latest certified training requirements.
The system itself is also extremely portable, with DECKsim training sessions hosted in-situ or a classroom environment depending on the specific needs of the training cohort.
Experienced in sharing its technology and transferring expert knowledge to its Australian partners, SEA developed and delivered the Marshalling Virtual Reality Trainer (MVRT) system to Thales Australia for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) programme. Now in service at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales, the system provides a high-fidelity simulator to provide effective training scenarios in a safe environment for helicopter marshallers operating on an airfield or at a dispersed site.
For further information on Daronmont Technologies’ training facility please visit: https://daronmont.com.au/.