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Team Fisher takes on naval training simulators


Mark Say Managing Editor

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Vanguard class submarine on surface
Image source: Capita - Vanguard class submarine

Team Fisher has assumed responsibility for engineering and maintenance support of the Vanguard class Nuclear Ship Control Trainer (FASNUSCOT) and the Role Performance Trainer (RPT).

It is a milestone in the contract under which the consortium – led by Capita and including Raytheon UK, Elbit Systems UK, Fujitsu, the University of Lincoln and several smaller British suppliers – is modernising the Royal Navy and Royal Marines’ shore based training.

The simulators, both based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane, are used to equip naval personnel with the skills and experience to work on and support key Royal Navy vessels.

FASNUSCOT is a full motion simulator, which provides high intensity training in realistic scenarios for personnel to practise standard and emergency operating procedures.  The specialist courses range from the basics of submarine handling to dealing with complex emergencies such as fires, flooding and loss of power.

The simulator will be in service for the life span of the V-Class submarines until 2037.

Refresh and accredit

The RPT provides compulsory refresher training and accreditation for specialist communication information and sonar roles, using customised computer based training solutions.

The support for both stimulators will be managed by Selborne consortium partner, Raytheon UK.

Colonel Aaron Fisher, commandant training management group, said: “It has been excellent to see our strategic partner, Team Fisher, achieve another important project milestone. The collaborative approach underpins our commitment to truly modernise Royal Navy training and deliver better trained sailors and marines to the frontline faster.”

The move comes soon after Team Fisher took over the running of the Royal Navy’s Maritime Composite Training System.

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