GSL to build DCS at Port Blair naval base


Vasco: Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) is all set to build state-of-the-art Damage Control Simulator (DCS) for Indian Navy at the naval base in Port Blair. The GSL signed a contract with Indian Navy for setting up of the DCS on Friday. 

This has enabled the GSL to consolidate its position in supply of ship simulators for DCS. As on date, GSL has built 6 simulators of various types for defence forces and has also recently exported one simulator to a neighboring country. All these GSL built simulators are in active service and are assisting the users in providing realistic simulation of possible naval scenarios at training establishments.

“This is another firm step towards development of new technology enabled products with diversified designs for our defence forces,” said the chairman and managing director of GSL B B Nagpal.

Nagpal further said that “GSL is a defence PSU shipyard known for its superior technical design and execution abilities. In the last few years, the yard has been nominated for undertaking construction of 2 Frigates for Indian Navy and 5 Coast Guard OPVs. The yard has also won number of commercial / defence orders on competitive bidding and is presently in advance stage for signing of contract for construction of 2 Pollution Control Vessel for the Coast Guard. Besides, this yard is also undertaking refits of vessels and has completed refit of 17 vessels in past 18 months. Yard is looking for very bright future