IAF for shoulder-fired weapon simulator
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is scouting for an indigenously developed and built shoulder-fired weapon simulator for the in-service 9K38 IGLA for training purposes. The system needs to include a hardware/software system as well as the combat equipment simulator itself. The simulator is to be designed for (a) training of IGLA gunners in combat operating skills and (b) practice aimed at maintaining and improving acquired skills. This IAF has stipulated that the system should be capable of imitating the firing environment covering the entire gamut of the IGLA’s launch envelope till the target is destroyed. The vendor will have to provide the source code for all the software developed in connection for this project. The Intellectual Property Rights for the developed software will rest jointly with the vendor and the IAF. The IGLA combat simulator is likely to be the first of the many simulators that the IAF is looking to acquire for new and upgraded weapon systems. Bharat Electronics Ltd and a slew of private Indian firms are likely to receive the request for proposal (RFP) for this fully Indian programme.