Navy releases Light Amphibious Warship simulator RFI

By Aidan Quigley / July 8, 2021 at 3:26 PM

The Navy is conducting market research for a simulator for the Marine Corps' new Light Amphibious Warship program.

The Navy released a request for information June 29 to identify industry's interest in building a simulator to conduct training for LAW crews.

The service is developing the Light Amphibious Warship as a new combat vessel to transport forces from shore to shore for a potential fight against China in the Pacific.

The simulator must be able to replicate the LAW's dynamic performance characteristics, the RFI states.

"NAVSEA PMS 317 is seeking information from industry on the availability of simulators that could be used for the training of LAW crews in beaching evolutions," the RFI states. "The Navy is interested in full motion, partial motion and non-motion options. The simulators should be capable of supporting a variety of environmental conditions, configurable to support various training evolutions including operating in a surf zone."

Responses to the RFI are due July 14.