C4iSR: Maritime

Indian Navy unveils virtual reality centre to boost local ship designing

16 April 2019

The Indian Navy (IN) has inaugurated a virtual reality centre (VRC) to augment its domestic warship design capabilities and boost the government's 'Make in India' initiative, which is aimed at achieving greater self-reliance.

Unveiled on 12 April by IN Chief of Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, the VRC will be located within the Directorate of Naval Design (DND) in New Delhi and supplement the latter's work.

"This [VRC] project will facilitate continuous interaction between the [platform] designers and the end users to improve design and ergonomics aboard warships," Adm Lanba said during the inauguration ceremony.

At present the IN has about 40 Indian-designed platforms under construction at private and state-owned shipyards across the country.

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