Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy has selected VSTEP to install a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with Instructor Station, and a NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator (FMBS) with 240° FOV at the new simulation centre.
The Naval academy has also selected NAUTIS DP Class FMBS with 180° FOV including instructor stations, VSTEP announced today.
In addition to the DP and Full Mission Bridge Simulators, two NAUTIS DNV Class C Desktop Simulators and two NAUTIS Class C DP Simulators were purchased for training of its Naval and Merchant Marine students.
Apart from the simulators, VSTEP also developed an innovative tool called Live Data Module (LDM) to visualise the movements of real ships taken from an AIS system or any other objects such as oil spill, Man Over Board (MOB) or real weather sensor delivered conditions inside the simulator.
With this tool, operators can take place on the bridge of each real ship virtually, and thanks to the realistic 3D modelling of the port and the coast, have a view in the simulator which closely matches the view on the real ship, converting the simulator into a powerful operation centre. An extra advantage is that if there is dense fog in reality, it can be cleared in the simulator.
This virtual bridge view in the simulator can assist the Vessel Traffic Monitoring operators to better assist ships that approach the port, or ships that may be on a collision course with other ships.
The US and the Bulgarian Air Force will jointly conduct air policing to protect Bulgarian airspace. Two F-15 fighter jets will join Bulgarian MiG-29s for a week on the mission, which is part of NATOs enhanced air policing measures for eastern Allies
Bulgaria is eyeing to buy nine surplus F-16 fighter jets modernised by Portugal to replace its ageing fleet of MiG-29s. “Bulgaria has requested information from Portugal about the possible modernisation of nine surplus Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters,” IHS Janes reported on Friday quoting a spokesperson for Portugals defence ministry as saying, a day after Bulgarias parliament gave the green light to the purchase of new combat aircraft
The Bulgarian Cabinet last week approved defense projects worth well more than a billion euro to acquire new jet fighters and two new naval patrol vessels. The Bulgarian Parliaments committees on defence and on budget and finance has approved the military shopping list, also including armoured vehicles, at the end of March, The Sofia Globe reported
Poland has signed a contract with Bulgaria for repairing Russian-made Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft in service with the Bulgarian Air Force. The contract envisages the repair of six engines and temporary use of two Polish-made engines for two years
Bulgaria may lose access to spares and documetation of it MiG-29 fighters following a decsion to carry out servicing of its aircraft in Poland. In a move to limit dependency on Russia, Bulgaria chose not to renew its existing repair and maintenance contract with Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (abbreviated RSK MiG) which ends in September, instead it entered into a servicing agreement with Poland for the maintenance of its old MiG-29s in August
Bulgaria plans to sign a contract with Poland to repair its MiG-29 fighter jets. Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday that nine of the country's nineteen MiG-29 fighter jets need repair
The US Air Force has deployed 12 F-15 fighter aircraft along with three hundred soldiers as part of the US military ‘Theater Security Package (TSP) to Bulgaria. The deployment is part of NATOs operation Atlantic resolve
Bulgarian working group has completed the analysis on offers for the supply of new combat aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG fighter aircraft. The working group set up by the defence ministry and led by Air Force Commander Maj
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