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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ONR delivers new 3D diesel generator simulator for Virginia-class submarines

50in touchscreensThe Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions programme has delivered a new 3D diesel generator simulator to Pearl Harbor naval facilities, to train sailors of the Virginia-class nuclear powered submarines to operate and repair them.

Called the Multipurpose Reconfigurable Training System (MRTS), the new advanced 3D software allows sailors to use 50in touchscreens to view and access all parts of the generators aboard the submarines.

ONR command master chief Jessie Thomas said: "This will be a big help for the fleet, getting sailors more training time and providing potentially significant cost savings.

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