New Delhi, Government has signed a contract for procurement of two Fixed Base Full Mission Simulators (FBFMS) for Jaguar Aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for IAF with five years Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract (CAMC) at a combined total cost of Rs. 357 crore. These simulators would be installed at Air Force Stations Jamnagar and Gorakhpur.
Under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, India is continuously growing in its power to indigenously design, develop and manufacture advanced cutting-edge technologies and systems in the Defence Sector. The manufacturing of FBFMS by HAL will give a further push to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and boost indigenisation of defence production and the defence industry in the country.
The commissioning of the first FBFMS with associated equipment shall be completed within 27 months from the contract at Air Force Station Jamnagar and the second FBFMS shall be completed within 36 months from the contract at Air Force Station Gorakhpur.
With the procurement of these simulators, IAF will enhance the quality of flying training to higher standards by exposing the pilots to various contingencies in the entire operating envelope including simulation of advanced long-range weapons.