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Goa Shipyard, Naval Group expand scope of collaboration

IANS  |  Chennai 

Goa Limited, a defence PSU shipyard, and Naval Group, a in French Naval Defence industry, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on Thursday to expand their collaboration in the field of design and production of all shore-based simulators for Scorpene submarine project.

The expanded collaboration would also cover other future advanced simulator requirements of the

In line with "Make in India" programme of the Central Government, these simulators are planned to have significant indigenous content.

The was signed during the DefExpo 2017 being held here.

The two companies had earlier signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) 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 (SETT).

With this renewed collaboration with the Naval Group, the GSL will be able to offer complete suite of simulators, including 3D simulators, for the different future platforms, including submarine programme, for the

During the occasion, Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital, the of GSL said: "We have expanded the scope of futuristic diversification on the strength of our old partner and will now be making series of simulators for Scorpene submarines of

"This is in addition to the array of land-based simulators such as damage control simulator, fire fighting simulator and that the GSL has designed and supplied to the Indian Navy in the past."

François Dupont, Director, International Trade Department of the Naval Group, said the partnership would offer latest generation advanced simulators which would benefit the future training of the Indian Navy.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:26 IST