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The information processing software provider has secured a deal to enhance the Royal Australian Navy’s simulation training capability.  

The information processing software provider has secured a deal to enhance the Royal Australian Navy’s simulation training capability.  

Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems has been awarded a contract to upgrade the functionality of the Generic COMCEN System (GCS) simulation training system.

The GCS is designed to provide a synthetic environment for the Royal Australian Navy’s Communications and Information Systems (CIS) personnel, enabling them to operate the communications and networking equipment within a modern naval Communications Centre (COMCEN).

This is expected to deliver end-to-end communications circuits and tactical networks, allowing training instructors to reconfigure the system to represent the COMCENs of different vessels, while also incorporating an Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS).

The ILMS is designed to manage training data and simplify administrative functions, enabling instructors to focus on knowledge transfer.

“Under the contract award, Cirrus will upgrade the GCS to extend the range and fidelity of communications systems represented within the GCS and provide additional instructor workstation capacity for the development and refinement of courseware in parallel with training activities,” Cirrus managing director Peter Freed said.

A key element in the success of the GCS development has been Cirrus close collaboration with the DFSS MCISW instructors, and Im very pleased that the work under this contract will continue this collaboration.

Cirrus first delivered the GCS to the Defence Force School of Signals (DFSS) Maritime Communications and Information Systems Wing (MCISW) at HMAS Cerberus in 2018.

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Last Updated: 07 June 2022

Published: 07 June 2022





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