United States: Navy bans touch screens from ships deemed dangerous

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The US Navy will re-equip its fleet of manual controls, better controlled by his men, reports the specialized website USNI News.

Is the prestigious US Navy refractory to modernity? The Navy made the curious decision to ban the touch screens of its destroyers, as revealed by the USNI News website Friday, August 9. The good old mechanical levers will thus make their big return aboard the American warships.

A resolution taken after many sailors sounded the alarm against these devices too complicated to use.

The slingshot triggered an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, establishing responsibility for touch screens in a tragic accident in June 2017: the collision between USS destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore killed ten sailors and injured 48 people.

According to the document, a lack of understanding of the operation of the control tools contributed to the accident.

“Give us joysticks”

An opinion shared by the sailors interviewed as part of this vast investigation. “We’ve moved away from controller control, and that’s the main criticism of the sailors: they told us, ‘give us controllers we can use,'” said Bill Galinis, top-ranking US Navy . If they will be granted, sailors will have to wait patiently, since they will have to wait until 2020 before the first replacements intervene.


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