A simulator, from a consortium including Cruden, is improving training and cut costs for the operation of small, fast ships in vital roles with the Dutch navy. The world-leading joint venture between the Marine Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Dutch Ministry of Defence has seen a new Fast Small Ship Simulator (FSSS) created for the training of crews working on high speed boats. Together with key suppliers Cruden and Tree C Technology, and end-users, the Royal Dutch Naval Defence School and the Royal Dutch Navy’s Surface Assault Training Group, the consortium aims to deliver a whole raft of training and cost improvements. Fast small ships play a vital role in all modern defence strategies, allowing a swift and flexible response to everything from illegal immigration and drug smuggling to fisheries protection and piracy.
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