CAE (Canada) announced it has been awarded a contract by Magazon Dock Ltd. of India to provide Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) for three new Project 17 Nilgiri class gas turbine frigates for the Indian Navy. The IMCS uses CAE’s Integrated Platform Management System technology to monitor and control the platform machinery of a ship, including propulsion, electrical, damage control and auxiliary machinery and systems. It also provides advanced automation for enhanced operational effectiveness and survivability of the ship.
The Indian Navy plans to build up to 12 of these new 4,600-ton ships designed to protect India’s vital sea-lanes. CAE has recently delivered an electronic Gas Turbine Controller to Hindustan Aeronautics to test the General Electric LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines that are planned for installation on the Project 17 frigates and other classes of Indian Navy ships. “This contract cements a valued long-term relationship with the Indian Navy. The state-of-the-art system represents a significant step for the Indian Navy and we are proud to be their launch partners,” said Rashid Khan, Executive Vice President, Marine Controls, CAE. The value of the contract is approximately C$45 million.