Two Harbour Defence Systems commissioned at Vizag to enhance Navy's surveillance capability

May 12, 2016 12:09 IST

NavalIntegrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) and Mine Warfare Data Centre (MWDC) were inaugurated on 11 May 2016.

They were inaugurated by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

The two Harbour Defence Systems would enhance the Navy's surveillance capability and response to security threats.

Both the IUHDSS and MWDC will function under the control of the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Andhra Pradesh) Commodore Sanjiv Issar.

About the Defence Systems:

Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS): It is a multi-sensor system that can detect, identify, track and generate warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Vizag harbor.

Mine Warfare Data Centre (MWDC): It collates, analyses and classifies the data collected by the Navy's Mine Hunting Ships from various ports along the east coast. This will be the nodal centre for maintaining an underwater information database of harbours along the east coast.

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