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This Is How You Can Learn to Control a Submarine Engine On Land

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Learning to control a submarine is not straightforward. But these days, the Navy doesn’t need to build as many large-scale physical simulators—because much of it can be achieved on-screen.

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In this image, two sailors explore the engine rooms of a submarine using the Navy’s touch-screen training simulator. They can use the software to explore how the submarine’s power systems work, sliding controls and turning knobs to explore how it will react to their command. And if something goes wrong, they’re just stood at a computer—not stuck hundreds of meters underwater.

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I can see this as a tool used in A-School, but they will never replace prototype with something like this. The 6 months we spent qualifying at prototype is needed to prepare for the fleet.