Fleet Acoustic Research and Classification
Centre was established on 28 May 08. Commander
Submarines acts as Chairman Standing Steering Committee
of FARCC, whereas, reps of other Commands are members of
this set up. It is a developing shore sonar
classification setup, effectively integrated with
capable Fleet units for the management of acoustic
signatures. The mandate of FARCC also includes sonar
classification training for fleet sonar operators. FARCC
facility is functional with staff essentially provided
by the Submarine Squadron, though the facility remains a
PN capability/asset. There is major headway in
acquisition of shore based interactive acoustic
classification station. Recent achievements of the
Acoustic data forwarded by Fleet Units (Bathy, Acoustic
and Machinery Signatures of PN Units) being compiled in
Audio and Pictorial form through indigenously developed
Classifiers from FARCC are periodically boarding
submarines and aircraft for acoustic data collection and
training of operators.
Passive Sonar classification training.
Passive sonar classification workshop for UW specialist
officers of the fleet.
Familiarization visits of nominated Fleet units.
A training room has been furnished for theoretical and
on job training.