July 19, 2024
British Navy taps VR to train sailors in warship navigation


The Royal Navy has installed VR simulators at three military training sites in the UK. 

The simulators, built by Portsmouth-based Metaverse VR, recreate the bridge of a warship. A bridge, or wheelhouse, is like an aeroplane cockpit for ships.

The Navy hopes that the new simulators will make training sailors faster and more lifelike.

“You feel like you are stepping onto the bridge of a warship,” said Stephen Smallman, 28, a trainee warfare officer. “It is very easy to become immersed in the situation – it makes everything feel much more real.”

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