BAE Systems will demonstrate its 3D immersive technology including a digital periscope for Australia Collins Class submarines at the SimTecT event, being held in Sydney this week.
The 3D immersive technology combines the ‘DNA’ from CAD and gaming software, BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Glynn Phillips said, adding, “this technology provides for a ‘single point of truth’ for designers and engineers – as well as our customer – regardless of where they are located.
“It is a real game changer to move from traditional paper plans and documents required for major manufacturing projects to a fully digital design and manufacturing environment.”
The technology can also be used to identify and solve installation, maintenance, safety and production issues before construction even starts and is a low cost, desk top training tool.
Because the immersion is built to scale, it ‘feels real’. This approach has enabled de-risking of the UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship construction which began in July. The technology has been used to identify and mitigate potential safety and construction hazards during the digital phase, avoiding costly delays and ensuring a safer workplace.
Similar 3D technology is also being used by the company’s maritime sustainment team at Williamstown in Victoria to support the mast design stage of the wider upgrades to the ANZAC fleet as part of the ANZAC Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) to be undertaken at Henderson in Western Australia.
As part of AMCAP, the ANZAC Class ships will receive a radar upgrade and all new aft mast. The technology being used at Williamstown relies on VR immersive technology to walk around and ‘touch’ and ‘feel’ the new five deck mast structure.
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Australias defense ministry has announced a major upgrade to its submarine support and repair centre at the Australian Marine Complex, Western Australian submarine maintenance facility, as part of its continuous improvement of the maintenance of Collins Class submarine fleet. The $12
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French software company Dassault Systèmes is discussing plans to build a 3-D virtual shipyard in South Australia. Dassault Systèmes, which is currently in South Australias capital Adelaide, provides software systems to support 3D design and modelling, simulation, information and intelligence
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BAE Systems has introduced a new wearable technology dubbed ‘Broadsword Spine – an invisible power and data network that is built directly into clothing using conductive fabrics instead of wires and cables. The new technology allows vital electronic devices to be plugged straight into a vest, jacket or belt, with custom-built connectors hooking directly into power and data sources via USB
BAE Systems has unveiled Single and double-tracked Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to carry out reconnaissance, combat and casualty evacuation roles. Ironclad is small enough to negotiate tight urban environments, but maintains the mobility needed to handle extreme cross-country terrain, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The British Army, along with BAE Systems, Airbus and General Dynamics have collaborated to develop a STRIKE Tactical Hotspot concept demonstrator for tactical mobility supported by high capacity communication solutions. Tactical Hotspot is a compact, mobile solution that can be securely deployed in an armoured vehicle
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