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Royal Navy giving out PSPs to engineers for training purposes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2009 14:03 User comments (1)

Royal Navy giving out PSPs to engineers for training purposes The Royal Navy's Weapons Engineering School has purchased 230 PSP handhelds which they will load with training programs for officers, reports The Times.
The console is seen as equally effective as textbooks and more portable. Overall, the Navy has cut training costs down to GBP 200 per hour.

The first officers to receive the training PSPs are" marine warfare engineering technicians, who are responsible for radar, sonar, VHF radio and communications systems."

"You have a voiceover as well as a presentation to explain it, instead of having to sit there and read it from a book and fix it in your own mind," adds leading engineering technician Chris Colpus. "As soon as people know they are going on a course, they are going to want to get their hands on these as quickly as possible so you can get a heads-up on the maths."

The Royal Navy considered also physically removing the UMD drive but opted not to, letting the officers play games during downtime.

"I thought if we don't disable it, it'll be better looked after,"says Lieutenant-Commander Mark 'Beasty' Williams. "They are also engineering technicians and would probably be able to fix it themselves."

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130.11.2009 0:26

"I thought if we don't disable it, it'll be better looked after,"says Lieutenant-Commander Mark 'Beasty' Williams. "They are also engineering technicians and would probably be able to fix it themselves."

They wouldn't bother; they would just use memory sticks to play pirated games like everyone else does.

Sounds like a lot of them probably already have PSPs...they should just make UMD or memorystick versions of the training software...they probably already have about 100,000 PSP units in service.

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