Indian Navy gets simulator to train officers

April 16th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin  

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy has procured an indigenously developed state-of-art ship handling simulator to train the crew to be deployed on different types of ships, an official statement said Wednesday. Vice Admiral Raman Prem Suthan, who is also the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, inaugurated the simulator at the Maritime Warfare Centre here.

“Major harbours and different types of ships, currently deployed with the Indian Navy, have been replicated in the simulator. The crew can also be trained to manoeuvre their ships in close proximity of each other as is often required during naval operations at sea,” he said in the press release.

“The simulator will be used to train naval Officers of the executive branch in the complex procedures of entering and leaving different harbours in the country.”

The equipment is indigenously developed and installed by New Delhi-based Applied Research International.

The simulator is one in a series of multiple simulators being procured by the Indian Navy for imparting realistic training whilst cutting costs through the use of high-end technology.

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