01 Aug '15, 5am

Israeli-designed underwater defence system launched in Kochi

Israeli-designed underwater defence system launched in Kochi

As part of its initiatives to beef up coastal security, Navy today installed at the harbour here an automatic system, first of its kind in the country, that is capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for all types of surface and underwater threats. Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba inaugurated the Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS), a state-of-art system, for the defence of Kochi. The system, first of its kind in the country, was a part of Navy's initiative to strengthen security of the coastline and would be extended to other places also, Navy said. It has been designed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) 'ELTA' of Israel and consists of Advanced Coastal Surveillance Radars, Electro-optic sensors and SONAR (sound navigation and ranging) for detecting presence of ...

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