Submarine Force Pacific Public Affairs
5 November 2015
Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific Detachment Guam (NSTCP Det Guam) celebrated the grand opening of its newest tactical team trainer with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held September 30 in the NSTCP Det Guam training building.
The Ship Control Operator Trainer (SCOT) is one of the next generation training tools capable of providing the necessary training to submarine crews in order to safely operate submarines in all undersea environments.
This new, high-tech trainer will be vital to submarine training in Guam. "This trainer is critical to developing a submarine crew's forward deployed skills for the hazardous assignments of today's submarine force," said Capt. Michael Martin, NSTCP commanding officer.
The SCOT's new motion platform provides the most extensive and accurate submarine simulations available. Simulating the entire range of submarine scenarios including vertical ascents and descents, submerged maneuvering, surfacing and submerging transitions are at the heart of the new trainer's functions.
The SCOT is the first in a series of new, advanced trainers that will arrive in Guam in the coming years. With addition of the MT-1000 fire trainer in the Spring of 2016 and the Virtual Interactive Display Equipment (VIDE) for nuclear training in early 2017, Guam is poised to provide additional state of the art training to submarines homeported at Guam.
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