Archive News - 2014
AAL is providing a Diver Signature Evaluation System (DSES) to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) that will primarily be used by the Littoral Warfare Support Force (LWSF) that includes the Operational Diving Team (ODT) and the Mine Counter Measures Team (MCMT).
DSES was originally developed by the Defence Technology Agency (DTA) and has recently been commercialised and sold by AAL. The system is designed to reduce the risk to divers and equipment involved in the tasks of locating, identifying and de-activating sea mines. DSES uses sensors and electronic systems mounted in a fibreglass sensor frame on the seabed to collect data on the signature from divers and their equipment. These signature influences that could arm and trigger a mine can be observed and measured and this information used to evaluate and modify procedures thereby reducing the risk of an unintended detonation.
Video and influence data/signal levels are viewable in real time on a rugged "Toughbook" laptop and can also be recorded for use in post operation debriefs or more detailed analysis.
The system is designed to be deployed and recovered in less than half an hour from a small surface vessel (RHIB) in depths up to thirty metres.
AAL and Kongsberg Maritime Simulation were proud to be joint Platinum Sponsors for the 15th International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Annual General Assembly, hosted by the University of Tasmania and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston,Tasmania
The conference was well attended by delegates from across the globe and provided an excellent opportunity for University of Tasmania academics to present their research.
Kongsberg Maritime simulators are built on 40 years of simulation leadership and unrivalled experience gained from providing the industry with actual navigation, automation and dynamic positioning systems. This ensures that their simulators deliver the most realistic and pedagogical training possible and are ideal for R&D studies.
AAL supports Kongsberg Maritime Simulation sales, marketing and support activities in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014, this will be the first Kongsberg Maritime ERS delivery to a customer in New Zealand but one of many to leading maritime training institutions in the Southern hemisphere.
The new three-story Applied Technology Facility at NMIT will feature a mixture of learning and teaching facilities including classrooms, workshops, simulation suites, 'informal' student spaces and staff offices. A state-of-the-art maritime engine-room training simulation suite has been specifically designed to accommodate the K-Sim Engine simulator.
The scope of supply includes a Full Mission K-Sim Engine simulator with 15 student stations and an advanced instructor station. NMIT will have four engine room models, enabling delivery of a diverse program of high quality training across multiple engine and vessel types.
A Long Term Service and Support Program (LTSSP) ensures the simulators will be maintained and upgraded as and when Kongsberg Maritime develops new functionality, ensuring NMIT can provide training using the latest certified technology.
"As NMIT's first ERS, K-Sim Engine is a significant boost to its training capabilities," comments Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. "K-Sim Engine is an established yet advanced training tool that will help NMIT, through its new Applied Technology Facility, to become the leading engine room training provider in New Zealand."
Kongsberg Maritime is supported in New Zealand and Australia by AAL and AAL Australia respectively.