Hanwha Defense Australia and Universal Motion Simulation (UMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the companies co-operate on opportunities to supply UMS’s Reconfigurable Driving Simulators to markets outside of Australia.
The MoU will involve Hanwha conducting a review of their current supply chains for driver training simulators with a view to identifying opportunities for the UMS Reconfigurable Driving Simulators in international markets. Hanwha has been selected as the sole tenderer to bid for LAND 8116, a $0.9 billion to $1.3 billion project which will see the Commonwealth acquire self-propelled artillery systems to be manufactured in the Greater Geelong area of Victoria.
“This agreement represents a great opportunity for both companies,” said Richard Cho, managing director of Hanwha Defense Australia. “Assisting an Australian company make its way further into international supply chains is a practical demonstration of Hanwha’s industrial development policy in action.”
“The two companies bring unique and complementary experience, expertise and services to the table,” said Cameron Selkrig, chief executive officer of Universal Motion Simulation. “UMS is very much looking forward to working with Hanwha to take our innovative Australian technology into global supply chains.”
UMS’s Reconfigurable Driving Simulators have been developed in collaboration with the Australian Army for use in armoured vehicle driver training. The Reconfigurable Driving Simulator is designed to meet the unique needs of training for each vehicle type and provides a dynamic motion platform in support of immersive and high-fidelity vehicle simulation. The future-proof modular design of the UMS Reconfigurable Driver Simulator reduces the cost of ownership through the integration of proven industrial technology. It has a large range of motion compared to traditional simulators, enabling realistic accelerations and manoeuvres that cannot be replicated by other motion platforms.
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