The fine art of navigation, seamanship, and shiphandling demands that the nuances of ship movement in all conditions be properly addressed. A new-generation simulation system featuring lifelike visuals and a standard database is bringing realism to training ashore and afloat.
The U.S. Navy has entered a new era of Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling (NSS) training and the beneficiaries are navigation teams across the Navy, such as the one on board the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), the training program's inaugural installation. In the search for the optimal solution, the Navy is introducing a family of systems featuring a state-of-the-art bridge simulator, expert training services, and a small footprint shipboard variant. As a result, this training goes to the Sailor instead of the Sailor to the training.