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Navy virtual-reality training simulator
The Royal Australian Navy has revealed an advanced virtual-reality training simulator to train junior officers in combat.
At a cost of AU$10m (£6.4m) to build, the simulator is designed to replicate missions and tasks for cadets to complete before taking the helm on a multi-million-dollar battleship.
The facility was officially opened on 25 March by commander Australian Fleet rear admiral Steve Gilmore, who said that the simulator can play out many complex scenarios for cadets.
"An example of a complex scenario is manoeuvring a 3,500-tonne warship within 2,000 yards of a number of other ships while under air attack, or bringing ships within 50m of each other conducting replenishment-at-sea approaches," he added.
The simulator sees virtual reality training missions played out on a 240-degree, two-dimensional screen.
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