On 10 March 2004, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Inc. signed a contract with Maine
Maritime Academy to supply a Polaris ship handling simulator.
This competitively won contract initiates a $1 Million USD five-year program
for new simulators and long-term support to reflect advances in simulation technology.
The contract scope includes simulation hardware and software for a full-mission
“Primary” bridge, two “Secondary” visual bridges, and a navigation training suite
consisting of an instructor station and nine (9) student stations. The Polaris simulator
includes the latest ship simulation software, ship models and databases, SeaView
visual system, and e-Coach exercises.