C4iSR: Maritime

USN Trident trainer goes online

22 June 2017

The US Navy's (USN) newest submarine bridge trainer (SBT) has entered service at the Trident Training Facility (TRITRAFAC) in Bangor, Washington state.

The trainer features a near life-size mockup of a generic submarine sail, the USN noted in a release, surrounding sailors with 18 channels of visual imagery and 16 channels of 3D sound that provide a 360-degree horizontal and 70-degree vertical "dynamic environment".

The SBT gives submarine bridge team members the ability to simulate sensors and systems needed to navigate, pilot, and moor the boat to and from a pier.

Construction for the SBT began in October 2015, with the actual trainer installation beginning in October 2016; construction was completed on 26 May 2017.

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