Thomas Global Systems has signed a contract with Thales Australia to design and manufacture the complex user interface panels for the Platform Training Simulator (PTS) used to train crews operating the Royal Australian Navy’s COLLINS-class submarines.
The PTS emulates the demanding submarine operating environment, ensuring the safe handling of critical systems including manoeuvring, propulsion and diving safety. The system is operated by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC) based at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.
Thales is upgrading the Platform Training Simulator to align to the COLLINS-class submarine current configuration and selected Thomas Global as the major sub-contractor for the project.
"We are pleased to again be partnering with Thales, this time on the important COLLINS PTS upgrade programme," Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson, said. "Thomas has a long history of applying our engineering capabilities to key naval programs, working with partners such as Thales to provide world-class in-country capabilities in support of critical defence assets."