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.
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.
• 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.