FLAIM is proud to have the Australian Navy as one of the earliest adopters of our immersive technology.
Key to their decision to deploy FLAIM is the ability to bring more realism to damage control exercises and allow the Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past.
In our video with the Australian Navy below you can see the Navy in action with our next generation technology (note video taken in 2016). It’s not just the virtual reality component, but added haptics: heat suits to feel what it’s like to be in a hot fire and a nozzle system to monitor flow rates, fog patterns and position of gate valve so we can generate jet reaction forces and advance or step up forces – so it feels as if you are dragging a hose and squirting water.
Instructors can select a location in a ship, develop or choose a pre-defined scenario with predefined incident and fire types, specify exactly where the fire is located, adjust the intensity and duration and perform a detailed post event analysis. We can simulate a fire in a helicopter and people can fight it on the flight deck of their ship, safely and with great immersion, because they can see and hear it all through the headsets.
Commander Daniel Crocker