Visakhapatnam: A wargaming software ‘Arnav’ jointly developed by the Institute of Systems Studies and Analyses (ISSA), an organisation of the DRDO and Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC) Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) was formally inducted during the diamond jubilee celebrations of ISSA on Monday.
ARNAV is an advance wargaming simulator meets the contemporary simulator-based wargaming requirement of the Indian Navy. It is globally playable with multiple forces and all domain warfare such as surface warfare, air warfare, sub-surface warfare. ARNAV is playable over a secure naval network with other Maritime Warfare Centres and remote bases. The success of this project has been achieved in record time at minimum cost.
It infuses virtual equipment, environmental factors, merchant shipping and engagement results that realise the prime need of the Indian Navy to ‘TRAIN AS WE FIGHT’. ARNAV provides a robust platform to develop the future Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality modules for future warfare.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy Chairman DRDO and Secretary DoD R&D was the Chief Guest. Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff was the Guest of Honour for the event where ‘ARNAV’ software was formally handed over to Commodore Sushant Dam, Director MWC((V). Cdr Paul S Ranjan and Cdr Srijeet Ghoshal of MWC(V) were also awarded Commendation by the DRDO Chairman during the event for their contribution in the development of the software.