Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Simulator

Naval Forces

Small fast marine craft, such as rigid hull inflatable boats, are increasingly used by marines and Special Forces for special operations, such as anti-terrorist and anti-piracy missions.

The Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) Simulator provides a realistic environment for training up to 3 students on board an RHIB craft. The immersive virtual environment features helm controls, a removable mounted gun, and simulated small arms. The 3 degrees of freedom (DOF) motion base platform is in front of a 240º horizontal and 60º vertical screen which recreates a true-to-life experience with realistic visuals and movement.

The RHIB Simulator can be used to train students on procedures dealing with hostile and non-cooperative crews, engagements with surface vessels, gun firing procedures, judgement and decision making, target discrimination, force escalation and de-escalation, and rules of engagement. Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) allow interaction with external simulators to enhance the training experience further.