It has become something of a trend: countries using sim games as part of their military training. Australia has now joined the ranks of the U.S., China, Taiwan et al. with REFINE (Real-time Engineering Fleet training Interactive Naval Environment). The sim is being used by the Royal Australian Navy —otherwise referred to as the RAN—as a “scenario-based” training exercise:
Invenio’s REFINE solution specifically addresses naval training requirements by immersing naval cadets in a virtual representation of the ship on which they will serve.
Real-life scenarios that can be replicated include operating navigating equipment, fighting a fire, launching the ship’s boat, responding to damage control or a call to action stations.
Or the RAN could just subject sailors to Jaws for NES. It could be treated as an exercise in patience.