How ships’ construction is tested in a virtual world

Virtual Reality Tool Is Immersed in Royal Navy Projects

During the course of the next decade, a new generation of warship will enter service with the UK’s Royal Navy. The Type 26 Global Combat Ships will be a class of destroyers specializing in anti-submarine warfare but demonstrating a “multi-mission” capability that could extend to humanitarian relief. The ships are being designed – and also will be built by – UK-based defense contractor BAE Systems. The project marks a milestone in the company’s use of at least one computerized technology: “immersive” virtual reality, which it is using for the first time in a major project as a comprehensive design verification tool. ….[READ]

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