15 June 2015
POLICE Coast Guard (PCG) officers who operate Fast Interceptor boats have to work at high speeds, sometimes in choppy waters and with poor visibility.
To help officers steer adroitly in challenging environments, the PCG is looking to get a simulator to train them. This will allow its specialist maritime officers to practise “high-speed tactical manoeuvring and interception” at up to 60 knots (111kmh), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a Request For Information document last week for firms to provide more information on the simulator.
“The virtual simulation environment shall be modelled according to the coastal terrain of Singapore and the Singapore Territorial Waters,” said the MHA.
… Mr Collin Koh of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, called the simulator for fast interceptor boats timely, given the heightened threat posed by terrorist groups.
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Last updated on 16/11/2015