The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) and Kongsberg have renewed their maritime simulation co-operation with the March 2016 signing of a new framework agreement, including a ten year ‘Long Term System Support Program’ (LTSSP) extension.
Under the contract DALO will have access to simulation technologies for the next decade. Additionally, existing Kongsberg simulators delivered in 2012 will migrate to the new K-Sim Navigation simulator platform.
Through the new framework agreement and LTSSP, Kongsberg becomes DALO’s primary maritime simulation partner, providing service and support for the Kongsberg simulation systems at DALO’s training centres in Denmark.
A core aspect of the renewed co-operation is an upgrade of DALO’s existing Kongsberg ship handling simulators to the latest technology. The new, user-focused, K-Sim Navigation simulator features a physical engine and hydrodynamic modelling, allowing vessels, objects and equipment to behave and interact as in real life, Kongsberg noted.
In a bid to enhance the realism further, Kongsberg has included a new visual system which brings vessels and objects in all weather conditions to life.
“Our new framework agreement enables DALO and Kongsberg to build up competence and functionality that will offer tangible and significant benefits in training,” said Bjarne Torkelsen Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. “It provides stability for DALO in terms of maritime simulator capabilities today, and in the future, ensuring high uptime at its simulator parks through dedicated support services and access to the latest advances in simulation technology to enhance training.”