Navy gets Virtual Reality Centre for Designing Warships

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba inaugurated state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) in New Delhi. The Virtual Reality Centre is expected to provide a major boost to indigenous warship design capabilities of the Navy.

Virtual Reality Centre

  • The VRC is housed at the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group).
  • It seeks to provide impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction under the Make in India initiative of the Indian government.
  • The VRC centre will facilitate collaborative design reviews for continuous interaction between designers and end-users to improve design and ergonomics onboard warships.

Directorate of Naval Design (Submarine Design Group)

Directorate of Naval Design (Submarine Design Group) is a premier organisation for the design of submarines and submersibles. The Directorate of Naval Design (Submarine Design Group) undertakes:

  • Platform design of underwater vessels- From Concept design to Detailed design.
  • Support for indigenous development of submarine systems and equipment.
  • Comprehensive design support for project execution.
  • Design support for modernization of operational submarines.

The Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group) which made a humble beginning in the 1960s has made major contributions towards indigenous warship design capabilities of the Indian Navy improving self-reliance for warship design and construction.

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