Submariners get their turn
- By Bob Brewin
- Feb 06, 2000
The Navy wants to use microsimulation in training areas besides aviation.
The CD-ROM the Navy issued last month with the customized version of Microsoft
Corp.'s Flight Simulator also included a simulation of an attack submarine.
In a case of life imitating art, the simulation software, Jane's 688
(I) Hunter Killer for Underseas Warfare from software developer Electronics
Arts, will be used by Naval personnel on board the real 688-class attack
nuclear submarine, said Scott Dunlop, head of the Assessment Project Office
for the Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola, Fla.
The 688 simulation will help the Navy give junior officers a more complete
understanding of the vessel. "It will give them a feeling on how the fire
control system interacts with the navigation system, for example," Dunlap
said. "We're more interested in it for the methodology it teaches than the