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Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) Integrated Navigation System Simulation Provider to OFSV

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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St. John's, NL - Raytheon Anschütz, a leading provider of Integrated Navigation Systems (INS), has selected Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) as its provider of INS simulation systems for the Canadian Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) program. The announcement was made at CANSEC 2016, in Ottawa.

As part of the OFSV program, three new vessels are being built for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) at Seaspan's Vancouver shipyards. The 63-metre vessels are designed to operate in the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans.  Under the agreement, Raytheon Anschütz will provide a Canadian version of it's Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control system and Synapsis Integrated Navigation System. VMT's "embedded" simulation system will be used to stimulate the INS systems for integration and factory acceptance testing, prior to deployment onboard the vessels.

The embedded simulator excites a bridge radar, ECDIS and Conning functions using a real-time, virtual environments to simulate vessel motions, target vessels, and geographic areas. VMT's simulator can stimulate both digital and analog radar and can also provide CCTV controls. The simulator is equipped with a DIS and HLA interface to allow for integration with other simulation environments.

The embedded bridge simulator can also be used for onboard training - allowing equipment familiarization using shipboard navigation and bridge equipment while in port or alongside.  

In addition to the OFSV project, VMT has supported coast guard and naval installations in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom for major defence contractors. VMT is a proven Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) provider to large scale defence contracts in Canada and globally.