Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System launched in Mumbai

The Indian Navy has launched an Israeli-designed Integrated Under Water Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Mumbai harbour to strengthen its security.

Feb 8, 2017 17:40 IST
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The Vice Admiral and Western Naval Command chief, Girish Luthra inaugurated an Integrated Under Water Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) for the Indian Navy in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 3 February 2017.

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Key Highlights

• The IUHDSS is the third of its kind to be installed in India.

• It has been designed and developed by one of Israel’s leading defence electronics companies, ELTA, a group and subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries.

• It has been developed for surface and sub-surface surveillance of the harbour.

• It is a state of the art system that is equipped with advanced sensors, integrated radars and electro-optic cameras as well as sound navigation and ranging systems (SONARs).

• Its sensors have been placed strategically all around the harbour in Mumbai so that they can provide a complete real-time situation for analysis and monitoring purposes.

• The system is also capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating a warning for all types of threats including surface and underwater threats posed to the harbour security.

• It can detect both large and small targets like ships, boats, swimmers and divers at adequate ranges.

According to a defence spokesperson, the system will enhance the security of valuable assets against sudden and unexpected threats and thus strengthen the harbour defence and security at Mumbai.


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