Navy for 2 simulators for Scorpene personnel

Issue: 4 / 2013 August 19, 2013 By SP's Special Correspondent

The Indian Navy has put out a requirement for two combat systems simulators for crew who will operate the Project 75 Scorpene attack submarines once deliveries begin in 2016. According to the Navy, "The envisaged combat system is intended to be a platform for training Scorpene submarine personnel on the exploitation of onboard submarine tactical integrated combat system (SUBTICS). It should be capable of simulating characteristics of all SUBTICS components/elements. One military/commercial off the shelf (MIL-COTS) simulator with fascia similar in feel and look-alike to onboard equipment to be procured for installation at designated location in India."

The Navy has advised interested vendors to liaise with France's DCNS and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to procure design/equipment specific data, algorithms, display characteristics, speed of operations, to ensure the simulator is identical to actual operations.