Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships.
Rolls-Royce is developing remote controlled and autonomous ships and believes a remote controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade, the company said in a statement Monday.
VTT will combine physical tests such as model and tank testing, with digital technologies, such as data analytics and computer visualisation. They will also use field research to incorporate human factors into safe ship design.
Working with VTT will allow Rolls-Royce to assess the performance of remote and autonomous designs through the use of both traditional model tank tests and digital simulation, allowing the company to develop functional, safe and reliable prototypes.
Karno Tenovuo, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Ship Intelligence, said: “Remotely operated ships are a key development project for Rolls-Royce Marine. This collaboration is a continuation of the earlier User Experience for Complex systems (UXUS) project, where we developed totally new bridge and remote control systems for shipping.”
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Rolls-Royce has won a $408 million contract from US department of defense to provide MissionCare maintenance support for V-22 Osprey vertical take-off aircraft engines. MissionCare is a performance-based logistics concept that includes an engine hourly charge based on hours flown; program management, which covers integrated logistics support, including support equipment requirements data, supportability analysis data and updates, configuration management tracking, formal training, supply management, and contract/business administration
Rolls-Royce is being awarded $41 million contract to provide MissionCare maintenance support for the V-22 AE1107C engines for the Marine Corps and Air Force. MissionCare is a performance-based logistics concept that includes the following: an engine hourly charge based on hours flown, program management, which covers integrated logistics support, including support equipment requirements data, supportability analysis data and updates, configuration management tracking, formal training, supply management, and contract/business administration; site support, which covers informal technical training, maintenance technical advice, engineering support, and engine repair, US department of defense said in a statement Monday
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