Kongsberg supports Ausrtalian training

Oct. 6, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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KONGSBERG, Norway, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Norway's Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace is supplying Raytheon Australia with simulation infrastructure for Australia's Hobart class destroyers.

The simulation infrastructure is based on Kongsberg's PROTEUS Naval Training Technology and will provide the Hobart class Command Team Trainer with exercise control and a common synthetic environment for integration of the Aegis weapon system and other Hobart class sensors and effectors.

The Simulation Infrastructure also provides Link 11/16 and DIS interfaces for external joint collaborative training.

"This contract is the result of long and dedicated work with the PROTEUS Naval Training Technology in Command Team Trainers, starting from our contract for the Ula class submarine CTT, continuing through the Fridtjof Nansen class Frigate CTT and now the Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers CTT in a close cooperation with the Australian navy," said Kongsberg Executive Vice President Nils-Oddvar Hagen.

The contract, worth more than $8.4 million, is an extension of the Australian Tactical Interface contract for the Air Warfare Destroyer signed in June 2009 between Kongsberg and Raytheon Australia, on behalf of the AWD Alliance.

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