Singapore develops trainer for Type 218SG submarines, first boat to launch in 2019

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is developing a submarine trainer suite (STS) that will be used to instruct crew members of its new Type 218SG air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped submarines.

The STS will comprise a command team trainer, steering and diving trainer, virtual procedural trainer, and maintenance trainer that are specific to the Type 218SG. “These trainer systems will enable the RSN to train and qualify submariners in realistic, simulated operations at sea,” said the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).