NMIOTC personnel have developed a tactical training MIO Simulator capable of training up to four command teams simultaneously. It accommodates training of Command Teams ranging from a small patrol boat or a larger surface unit (Frigate etc) up to the level of Commander Task Force or a Maritime Operations Centre.
The MIO Simulator provides a benchmark where Command Teams can practice MIO procedures, terminology and tactics. Additionally, it is used to plan and test MI Operations, exercises, counter piracy, WMD, SAR, and other scenarios for the benefit of the trainees. The simulator can train up to 2 teams of 6 trainees each, depending on their background and training level (basic/advanced). Each pair of cubicles simulates the Combat Information Center (CIC) and the bridge of a naval unit. When the game is played with Maritime Operation Center (MOC) each cubicle simulates one MOC. During the simulation the trainees can play the role of MIO Command Teams by controlling their ship (own-ship) and conducting all the necessary acts in the context of a computer assisted (including Counter Piracy Maritime Operation scenarios), in order to fulfill their mission.