UMS presents its Reconfigurable Driver Simulator in South Korea

June 1, 2022

Award-winning GMC member Universal Motion Simulation (UMS) presented to a Hanwha-hosted international customer meeting recently, paving the way for the supply of the company’s advanced driver training simulators to international markets including Turkey, Poland, India, Finland, Norway, and Estonia.

The inaugural K9 User Group meeting was held last month in the city of Changwon, South Korea, home to Hanwha Defense’s manufacturing facilities.

Geelong-based UMS specialises in producing advanced, high fidelity, full motion training simulators.

The future-proofed modular design of the solution reduces the cost of ownership through the integration of industrial technology. It has a large range of motion compared to traditional simulators, enabling realistic accelerations and manoeuvres that cannot be matched by other motion platforms.

In 2021, UMS signed an MoU with Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) that will see the companies co-operate on a range of opportunities to supply UMS’s products to a growing number of international markets.

With more than 1,700 variants of the K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) chosen by nine countries – and Australia having placed its own orders – HDA says there is a growing need for the artillery users to share their experiences and know-how.

“Every nation is different in how they operate and support their K9 variants, with local support on the ground with Hanwha Defense as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and this was an exciting opportunity to compare notes,” HDA said.