The Army will buy sniper simulators to hone the skills of sharp shooters to use them during anti-terror operations such as 26/11 Mumbai attacks and in counter-insurgency missions.
To procure the simulators, the Army's Infantry School at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh has issued a tender (Request For Proposal in defence parlance) which would be finalised within the next three months to acquire the system soon, Defence Ministry officials said here today.
"The simulator should enable training of a sniper so as to assist him to fire with a realistic feel of all types of ammunition authorised with it, steel core and sniper load," the RFP said.
The qualitative requirement for the simulator is that it should provide for the sniper to fire on stationary and moving targets at different simulated ranges from 100 metres to 1,300 metres.
It should be simple to operate, sturdy and robust with a modular design and should not be dependent on air conditioning.
The simulator should enable target depiction using camouflage and concealment of the target should be possible, as also capable of projection by a Video Projection System on a screen during indoor training.