Singapore, US navies link up naval simulators for virtual drills


SINGAPORE : US and Singapore warships have hooked up their respective naval simulators, so they can conduct joint exercises virtually instead of travelling half way around the world for the drills.

This is one of the displays at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition, which focuses largely on the importance of security at sea and the maritime threats posed by terrorists.

But it’s not just about military hardware, it’s also about well-trained personnel capable of dealing with different scenarios and reacting to real threats.

That is why the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has not only developed its own realistic simulator but also linked it up with the US Navy’s Battle Force Tactical Training system.

This means the two navies can conduct joint high-tech simulator exercises, with realistic scenarios set around the world.

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