IAF to induct new pilot testing system by early 2008

November 23rd, 2007 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a new system for the selection of new pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the wake of changing technologies and the growing automation in the new fleets of fighter aircraft.
“The new system termed Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be in place by early next year,’ said Chief Controller of DRDO’s R and D wing, Dr W. Selvamurthy on the sidelines of a function here today.
The new system, which has cost the Government rupees 20 crores, is being claimed by DRDO officials as the best technology in the world since it has amalgamated the finest available technologies from the US, the UK, France and Israel.
The stimulated cockpit has been developed by a group of 12 scientists and it took six years for them to come out with this fully computerised system that takes into account the candidates’ cognitive performance and has a unique psychodata processing software.
A total of 90 units of this system will be deployed in three IAF Selection Boards of the air force with each centres being allotted a total of 30 units of CPSS, 10 of which will be kept for stand-by purpose.
The CPSS has been developed in close cooperation with senior officials of the IAF Selection Boards, said Selvamurthy, adding that this has enabled for better understanding leading to the development of a much efficient system. (ANI)

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