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"Single point of truth" technology on display

BAE Systems Australia’s immersive 3D technology is being used to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a capability edge.

The technology will be on show at SimTecT, being held in Sydney this week. Attendees will be able to explore a new digital periscope on the Collins Class submarines and ‘explore’ the AMV35 being offered by BAE Systems for the Australian Government’s LAND 400 program.

The 3D immersive technology combines the ‘DNA’ from CAD and gaming software. It delivers substantial benefits for realising a design in collaboration with multiple partners, provides risk mitigation for product maturity and significantly de-risks construction/manufacture.

BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Glynn Phillips said: “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, desktop training tool.”

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.