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Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation SellsShip's Bridge Simulator To Royal New Zealand Navy



Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation of Horten has signed a contract to sell a sophisticated ship's bridge simulator to the Royal New Zealand Navy. Valued at approx. MNOK 17, the contract is one of a number of naval supply contracts with a wide variety of countries.

"Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation really has wind in its sails these days. Since this past summer, we've landed several important contracts for maritime training simulators, laying a good foundation for future operations", comments Marketing Manager Roy J. Larsen.

"We won the simulator contract with the Royal New Zealand Navy against keen competition from several major league defence suppliers. Over the past few years, we've delivered similar simulators to a number of national services, among them the French, Canadian, Australian, Swedish and English navies.

"We also recently signed a contract with the US Navy for the delivery of a smaller scale ship's bridge simulator this autumn. The product will be tested against simulators made by other manufacturers, giving us hope that further contracts will be forthcoming", adds Product Manager Aksel D. Nordholm.

Altogether, Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation has supplied approx. 650 simulators to more than 50 different countries. Recent cutbacks in military spending have resulted in less operative training and more simulator training. This trend is opening far-reaching new market opportunities for Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation. The ship's bridge simulator destined for New Zealand is scheduled for delivery in 2000.

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Kongsberg Norcontrol Simulation SellsShip's Bridge Simulator To Royal New Zealand Navy