Racal Wins $2.8-Million For Marine Simulators

Racal-SMS Ltd., Surrey, Enland, has announced that recent orders for the Marine Radar and Navigation Simulator Type 9000 have totaled over $2.8-million. Orders have been received from Canada, Germany, the Middle East, Korea and China.

The MRNS 9000 is already in use in leading maritime training centers worldwide, including one system ordered by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for Indonesia, the College of Maritime Studies at Warsash in Hampshire, U.K.

and a mobile simulator for the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Spain.

The simulator enables exercises to be conducted in collision avoidance, navigation in confined waters, shipping lane discipline and high density traffic, blind pilotage and the use of navigational aids. It is type approved under the United Kingdom Department of Transport Specification for the Navigation Control Course and meets IMO recommendations for radar and Automatic Radar Plotting Aid training.

The MRNS 9000 is designed on a modular basis allowing for a high degree of flexibility to meet a wide range of specific training requirements and also for subsequent expansion.

Ten types of high level mathematical ship models are provided, the flexibility of the system enabling other vessels to be programmed.

A military version of the MRNS 9000 is available which offers naval ship models, fixed and rotary wing aircraft targets, automatic plotting tables and anti-submarine warfare facilities.

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