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Defence Ministry promulgates framework for increased utilisation of simulators by the three Services, ICG

The framework lays emphasis on indigenous design and development as well as outsourcing of operation and maintenance of simulators to the Indian companies.

Defence Ministry promulgates framework for increased utilisation of simulators by the three Services, ICG-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 23, 2021, 4:00 PM IST
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New Delhi: With an objective to transform to simulation-based training across all military domains, the government has promulgated the framework for enhanced and synergised utilisation of simulators by the three Services and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). 

It will help in achieving the cost effective, efficient, safe, fast-paced and smart training.
 
The framework lays emphasis on indigenous design and development as well as outsourcing of operation and maintenance of simulators to the Indian companies. 

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The framework has been brought to reduce live equipment utilisation, ensure capability plans cater for phased induction of simulators, to duly factor requirement of simulators at the planning stage of procurement and to coordinate among various agencies of the Government and factor combined requirements of simulators during procurement.
 
“The policy will be applicable to all types of simulators in use/to be procured in the future by the Armed Forces. Avenues of application of simulation technology will be constantly explored to achieve a high level of op preparedness while reducing expenditure on training and preserving the life of equipment,” the Defence Ministry said.

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