For those with a yearning for the skies, the Navy needs Observers who act as airborne coordinators of maritime warfare. Observer officers operate various state-of-the-art equipment including sonics, radars, sonars and communication equipment. The Observer officer gets an opportunity to participate in all facets of naval operations onboard the “eyes of the Fleet: the maritime patrol aircraft or ship-borne multi-role helicopters”. You would also be responsible forfiring weapons, as and when the need arises.
As an airborne tactician, you will fly on board helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft of the Indian Navy. You will get an opportunity to participate in all facetsof Naval Operations on board Maritime Patrol aircraft and state-of-the-art helicopter.
Observer candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval Orientation course at the INA, Ezhimala, followed by training at Observer School. On successful completion of training at Observer School, the candidates will be awarded the prestigious “Observer Wings”.
Later in the career, officers are nominated for in-service specialisation courses including Qualified Navigation Instructor Course.
BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics & Maths in 12th standard