Simulator oriented teaching can be introduced as a new method of teaching at the NMA. There are three simulators established in the NMA. These three simulators have been made to ease instructors on their task to teach the under trainees on gun handling ie: small guns and fast attack craft respectively. The most important factor is that Outs of these three simulators, two have been designed and developed by a sailor of Sri Lanka Navy, named Leading Seamen DMAS Chamara XS 36379.
1. SMALL ARMS SIMULATOR
This can be used to train under trainees on small arms handling. Under trainees can improve their shooting skills using this simulator. This has been established at the Naval Marksmanship & Sniper Training School at the NMA. Here the accuracy is 100% and it helps to correct the position and target in firing using in small arms.
2. FAST ATTACK CRAFT SIMULATOR
This Simulator assists the under trainees on gun handling of a Dovra 100% as set gun in the simulator is a model of an existing one of a Dovra of Sri Lanka Navy. This simulator will provide opportunity to train Naval personnel on various aspects such as firing Bush Master Gun, operating Radars and ships handling. It orientates under trainees all aspects of a Dovra before they on board the ship.
3. SHIP HANDLING SIMULATOR
The Ship Handling Simulator is a one of major assets which belongs to the Naval & Maritime Academy. It opens since 22nd April 2013 for training of Naval personnel in the NMA and Fleet units. It is capable enough of simulating full visual navigation bridge operation, including capability for advanced maneuvering and pilotage training in most popular harbors in the world and restricted water ways.
From Ship Handling Simulator provides a relatively complete, realistic and risk free training environment studies for full scale operational situations. It gives opportunity for trainees to enhance their knowledge on;