PNS BAHADUR is arguably the largest
establishment in the Pakistan Navy. Its primary role is to
conduct basic, mid career and advanced professional courses
for all trades of operations branch and associated
branches. All efforts are made to accommodate related
requirements of Allied Navies and even our sister services.
PNS BAHADUR had started off initially with only
four basic seaman branch schools namely Navigation &
Ops, Surface Weapons, Underwater Warfare and Communication.
Other facilities school/centre were progressively added to
meet the requirements of PN as mentioned below:
1981 Navigation & Operations School
1981 Surface Weapons School
1981 Underwater Warfare School
1981 PN Communication School
1984 PN Hydrography School
1993 Electronic Warfare Training Centre (EWTC)
1993 PN School of Music
1997 Regulating and Provost School
1998 Academic Centre
2002 Information Warfare School HISTORY
PNS BAHADUR was originally the boys training
establishment till 1970, when its role was assigned to
another establishment named as PNS HIMALAYA and its own
site was converted into Pakistan Naval Academy. The new
Bahadur was re-commissioned at its present site in June
1983 and became the centre of Operations Branch training by
housing all professional schools.
The primary mission of BAHADUR, Maritime
Operations Training Complex (MOTC) is: ‘To
conduct Basic, Mid Career, and Specialized Processional
Courses for Officers and Sailors of Operations and all
Associated Branches of PN and Allied Navies’.
The unit also groom student officers and
CPO/sailors in military subjects which includes parade
training, physical training etc. TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Based on the above mentioned mission, the training
Computer Based Evaluations
Standardization and Computerization of
all training related activities and records through LAN
Feedback of the product from Field
PNS BAHADUR Photo Gallery
NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS
The Navigation & Operations School was
established at PNS HIMALAYA in November 1949 and was
shifted to its present location in 1982. The school has
about 55 years experience in training junior officers and
sailors of Pakistan and Allied Navies. Specialization
courses i.e., Long Navigation & Direction (ND) and PWO
are conducted every year for officers of Pakistan and other
foreign navies since 1980 and 1998 respectively.
The role of Navigation & Operations School
is: ‘To conduct basic, mid-career and
advance professional courses for officers and sailors of
Navigation and Operations branch of Pakistan and Allied
The school has adequate number of
class rooms which are equipped with modern training
aids/facilities like computers, multimedia, over head
projectors. The school also has internet facility for the
students to explore various aspects of modern technologies
in the field of navigation and operations. The school has a
library and conference room to conduct presentations by
student officers. In addition, the
school has: a.
Indigenously developed ROR, TCM and ASMDsoftwares to
practice the concepts taught in the class rooms. b.
Ship model with different ROR lights fitted for teaching
various aspects of ROR. c.
Magnetic compass model. d.
Illustrations on various subjects. e.
Digital videos for interactive training.
There are number of simulators held in the
school which are being effectively utilized to augment the
training effort as per the modern trends. These include
Navigational and Operational Instruments and various other
equipment: Some are as under:
a. Navigation Radar 1007. The school is equipped
with KH-1007 Navigation Radar with 2 PPIs. Officers and
sailors classes are imparted practical training on this
b. Ships Models and Ship Handling Room With Night
Navigation Facility. The school has a ship handling room
with four ship models. Officers and sailors classes are
imparted practical training on ship handling both during
day and night prior boarding the ships.
c. SIS Radar Simulator. Sea Information Simulator
(SIS) installed at Navigation & Ops School consists of
complete radar system, which can accept, display, process
and perform radar functions in multi user simulated
environment. The configuration of simulator includes one
master (Instructor) console and five student consoles. Each
station is capable of simulating complete radar picture,
being updated instantaneously through networked
environment. The hardware includes PCs, a plotter and a
digitizer. The simulator provides training to officers and
ratings in the different fields which are:
* Radar Reporting. The simulator provides practice
to the radar operators in detecting, acquiring, estimating
and classifying the contacts appearing on radar PPI.
* Manoeuvring. The simulator is capable of
conducting manoeuvring exercises during which students are
given different stationing exercises and students are
capable to calculate course, time and distance to new
station. * Blind Pilotage. In
order to exercise the concept of Blind pilotage on radar
the application enables the user to view all objects as
they appear on the radar. The user is able to plan his
track as an off line activity. User can also save NAVPLANs.
* Radar Fixing. The concept of Radar
Fixing on computer based simulator is to familiarize the
students and enable them to identify various navigational
aids, coastal features and land marks to carryout practice
for radar fixing.
d. Bridge Simulator. Bridge Simulator is being
installed to train Officer of the Watches and junior
officers on bridge procedures and will be interfaced with
Sea Information Simulator (SIS).
SURFACE WEAPONS SCHOOL
school imparts professional trainings
to the Officers and Sailors of Gunnery Branch of Pakistan
and Allied Navies in the field of Above Water Warfare.
Surface weapons school previously known as Gunnery School
was first established at Manora on 27 November 1943. On 13
October 1982, it was shifted to its present location at PNS
BAHADUR and has now expanded with numerous simulators and
Computer Based Training facilities.
The role of Surface Weapons School is: ‘To
train the Officers and CPO/Sailors of Pakistan Navy and
Allied Navies on Above Water Warfare subjects.’
Following training aids are available at the
a. Multimedia projector with
Over head projectors. c.
Videos on various topics. d.
Various wooden and metallic models to explain Fire control
theory terms. e.
Various models/mock ups for guns/missiles. f.
Indoor shooting range. g.
a. SY-1 Simulator. This
simulator was indigenously developed and installed in 1996.
It provides the complete simulation and practical training
for target engagement sequence to missile firing.
b(HETA (Harpoon Engagement Training
Aid)). This tactical training aid was
procured from USA in the year 1990. This training aid is
capable of imparting tactical training by simulating target
detection, identification, designation, engagement planning
and firing of missile. This training aid also simulates the
firing results. c.
Chaff Simulator. Chaff simulator is available in the school
to train various classes on firing procedures/mechanism of
chaff firing. d. Gun
System Simulator. This simulator has been indigenously
developed recently. This system is similar to the actual
system installed onboard ships for the training of the
crew. e. ATPS
(Acquisition Tracking Practice Simulator). The Surface to
Air Missile Acquisition and Tracking Practice Simulator was
procured from France. The system is designed to give the
gunner practice in the acquisition of a real target. During
a sequence, it is being used to carry out the various
start-up and simulated firing sequences and test the
gunner’s reaction times.
f. Command, Control and Communications
Trainer. This training aid is capable of imparting tactical
training by simulating target detection, identification,
designation including target engagement planning and firing
of missiles and guns.
g. Close Range Guns (manual). Actual guns
placed at school are being used for imparting practical
training to the gun crews.
PN COMMUNICATION SCHOOL
PN Signal School was established in Feb 1948 at
PNS HIMALAYA. The school was again shifted to PNS KARSAZ in
1970. The school was finally shifted to its present site in
June 1982 and was renamed as PN Communication School. First
Long ‘C’ course was conducted in 1975 and till
today 26 Long ‘C’ courses have been under taken
which were also availed by the officers from Allied Navies.
The role of PN Communication School is:
‘To impart thorough knowledge
of Maritime Communication methods and procedures to
officers and personnel of communication branch in order to
enable them to perform their duties ashore and
The school is equipped with requisite survey equipment,
instrument and training aids to provide theoretical
knowledge as well as practical survey training covering
requisite conventional and modern techniques of
hydrographic survey. However, keeping in view the
importance and accuracy required in large-scale surveys,
conventional techniques are given due importance during the
training. PN Hydrographic Department
follows International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
standards for conducting hydrographic surveys and training.
The theoretical knowledge imparted in the classroom is
implemented through practical surveys in the field, where
the participants become familiar with various survey
instruments and procedures for conducting Hydrographic
Survey Operations. All opportunities are provided to the
trainees for "On Job Training" on board Survey
Vessel BEHR PAIMA and Cartographic Centre at Hydrographic
Office, Karachi for practical hydrographic surveys and
compilation of data respectively. ELECTRONIC WARFARE TRAINING
Pakistan Navy realized the importance
of EW as a separate form of naval warfare and decided to
establish a dedicated EW training facility, where the
specific and extensive training can be conducted at all
levels. Electronic Warfare Training Centre (EWTC) was
therefore inaugurated in Dec 1993. ROLE The role
of Electronic Warfare Training Centre is:
‘To train PN officers and men in the field of
Electronic Warfare so as to prepare them for efficient
handling of equipment and analyses of the relevant
Course for all ranks
Training at EWTC mainly revolves around trainers
and simulators in addition to the classroom instructions.
These systems are optimally utilized to train officers,
senior ratings and operators in near-real EW environment
that cannot be generated or practiced in peacetime on
actual EW equipment. The training aids at EWTC include:
EW Computer Laboratory b.
Reference Library c.
Audio Visual Library SIMULATORS a.
Basic EW Trainer. Inducted in 1992, BEWT is the
backbone of training at EWTC. It is a computer based
generic system, based on Micro-Vax technology. The system
is purpose-built for generating various scenarios
commensurate to the actual situations at sea. The system
can generate signals of almost all radar emitters. The
video signals are presented in graphical or tabular
displays according to the requirement. Audio signals are
generated by the system as per the programmed parameters.
Theses audio signals also change in terms of pitch and
duration according to the programmed settings and duration.
The system has 10 workstations for the trainees and a
supervisor console. b. Radar
Detection Simulator. The simulator comprises 6 workstations
called Training Support Centres (TSCs), any one of which
can be configured as the master console for generating and
running exercises. The displays, controls, appearance,
behaviour and operation of TSCs are exactly like the actual
setup onboard. The simulator is utilized for basic and Pre
Ship Joining Training of personnel. PN MUSIC SCHOOL
school was first established in 1949 at PNS DILAWAR. In
1982, the training was shifted to Army School of Music,
Abbotabad. However, the school remained functioning in
skeleton form to conduct pre-course training of
CPO/sailors. In 1992 regular training was again started at
PNS DILAWAR and was shifted to present location at PNS
BAHADUR in July 1993.
ROLE The role of PN School of Music is:
‘To train naval musicians to enable them to
read, write and play music so that they can efficiently
carry out duties as musicians and band masters in different
Brass Band (Marshall Music) b.
Bag Pipe Band c.
Orchestra Band e.
Key Boards f.