India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ on 12th April with France’s Naval Group to expand their collaboration in the field of design and production of all shore based simulators for Scorpene Submarine project and also for other future advanced simulator requirements of the Indian Navy.
The two companies had also signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) (latest one in Oct 17 for simulators for submarine’s Combat Management System (CMS)). The two entities had also collaborated earlier on future projects including advanced simulators for Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and Submarine Escape Training Tower (SETT). With this renewed collaboration with Naval Group, GSL will be able to offer complete suite of simulators, including 3D simulators for the different future platforms of (including submarine program) for Indian Navy.
During the occasion, Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital, Chairman and Managing Director of GSL said, “Moving ahead with the Vision of ‘Make In India’ and bringing state of art technologies to India, we have expanded the scope of futuristic diversification on the strength of our old partner M/s Naval Group, France and will now be making series of simulators for Scorpene Submarines of Indian Navy. This is in addition to the array of Land Based Simulators such as Damage Control Simulator, Fire Fighting Simulator and Nuclear Biological & Chemical Simulator that GSL has designed and supplied to the Indian Navy in the past.”
Sharing the joy of this partnership, François Dupont, the Director of the International Trade Department of Naval Group added, “Naval Group’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ is reinstated through this value-added partnership while offering latest generation advanced simulators which will benefit the future trainings of Indian Navy’s ambitious and autonomous crews”.