DRDO, IAF signs agreement on CPSS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) today signed an agreement for production of Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 13:38 PM IST

Bangalore: Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) today signed an
agreement for production of Computerised Pilot Selection
System (CPSS).

The embedded, micro-controller based CPSS, with built-in
security features, captures accurate, reliable and high-speed
data relating to the skills of candidates appearing for
selection as pilot, a DRDO release said here.

The state-of-the-art system, an outcome of collaborative
efforts of DRDO and the IAF, comprehensively evaluates
qualities required for a highly demanding job of a military
pilot such as psychomotor skills, information processing
skills (speed and accuracy), coordination, visualisation,
time-sharing by subjecting the candidate to perform concurrent
multiple tasks, the release said.

The system has been designed with built-in diagnostic
facilities for easy maintenance and trial runs for IAF.

Hardware for the system has been developed by city`s
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) while software
for cognitive and psychomotor tests has been developed by
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi.

The agreement between DRDO and IAF for CPSS will make the
selection system more reliable and pave the way for its
introduction in all the Air Force Selection Boards, it said.

The agreement was signed by Air Cmde SBP Sinha, Principal
Director (Acquisition) on behalf of IAF and Dr Manas K Mandal,
Outstanding Scientist and Director, DIPR, who represented the
DRDO.

PTI