MJ EXCLUSIVE: BMT wins MOD tug training contract for aircraft carriers

BMT's tug simulator will be used to train British Navy pilots manoeuvring the QE aircraft carriers

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BMT a multi-year contract to use its tug simulator hub to train admiralty pilots and tug masters of the Navy’s aircraft carriers.

Admiralty pilots will undergo ’high-octane training in port’ at BMT’s facility in Fareham, near Portsmouth, where the interactive simulation allows an immersive synthetic port environment underpinned by what BMT calls ’unsurpassed dynamic and granular tidal and water level data’ supported by hydrodynamic modelling.

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