Mumbai, Dec 17 (UNI) Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Suresh Mehta inaugurated the second indigenously-built warship simulator at the Naval dockyard here today.
Specifically designed for Naval shipyard manoeuvering operations at a cost of Rs two crore, the simulator is the second in the series of the ship handling simulators, acquired by the Indian Navy, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here today.
The simulator is a complete training solution for the Indian Navy and includes ship handling training for naval ships like frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and others.
The simulator is the latest training tool acquired by the Navy, and would help hone the skills of Naval officers in the fine art of ship handling, the spokesperson said.
The first installation at Kochi had marked the beginning of a series of such packages ordered by the Indian Navy.
Work on the other sites is in progress and are in different stages of testing and completion, he said.
This series of Naval ship handling simulators is completely built-to-order for the Indian Navy, using Applied Research International's (ARI) platform. Also included in the package supplied by the ARI are custom-developed Indian harbour for use as exercise areas with the simulator.
A ship handling simulator is equipped to handle comprehensive navigational training requirement. The varying conditions such as the approaching port, shallow waters, narrow channels, oncoming ships, and open sea are simulated with the use of specially designed software.