Metaverse VR to provide VR solution to the Royal Navy for submarine training

Date published: 31 May 2023

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Project Selborne is a 12-year programme to modernise and deliver training for the Royal Navy. 

As part of the Royal Navy training transformation, Capita, who is running the programme, has awarded Metaverse VR the contract for the interactive 3D Walkthrough training system (i3DWT), which will help modernise Submarine Qualification training. Metaverse VR will be providing a fully modernised solution to improve training experience and outcomes for sailors.

Working closely with the Royal Navy the Metaverse VR team has developed a customer focussed solution, modernising and bringing an immersive experience to the next generation of training. The use of immersive and innovative technology is at the forefront of the solution, and there are many opportunities to integrate, expand and develop the system for other submarine types currently in service or due to be introduced. Training will be fully flexible -allowing sailors to train where and when they need.

Designed for classroom-based training at HMNB Clyde, the i3DWT will be able to operate in either free-play mode for orientation around the platform, or ‘training’ mode which will include interactive menus for drills, activities, and processes. Free play will allow a user to move about the platform, interacting with any specified entity that has animation without menus or instructions for immersive platform discovery. Trainees will also be able to run emergency drills in VR with the system, and it will be capable of replay through a relay screen or projector for instructors and other audiences to see the same environment as the trainee, allowing for individual and collective training.

Toby Everitt, CEO, Metaverse VR, said “Ingenuity is at the core of our business and we’re incredibly pleased as a new organisation to have our solution recognised by the Royal Navy and Project Selborne as the right fit for their approach to modernise and transform their immersive training.”

David Hook, Managing Director of Capita Defence Training, said: “We are pleased to be partnering Metaverse VR on immersive and innovative technology solutions within the Submarine Training area, as we continue our work to modernise and transform the Royal Navy’s shore-based training, enabling better trained people to the front line faster.”

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