BEL, together with the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, has developed a new naval intelligence network to track ships in real time.
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC), nodal centre of the National Command Control Communications and Intelligence Network (NC3I Network) on Sunday.
Describing it as ‘a bold initiative’ and ‘a reply of this great nation to the Mumbai attack’, Parrikar was candid to admit that the surveillance network has still some gaps which need to be plugged. He said this is an enormous task considering the fact that there are about two to three lakh fishing boats operating in our coast lines and the active cooperation of the state governments is required to achieve one hundred percent success.
He also called for a change in mindset to correlate the data that would be available through the massive surveillance network to ensure ‘zero tolerance to error’.
The NC3I network links 51 Naval and Coast Guard stations, located along the coast and on island territories. The network provides these stations coastal surveillance information obtained from various sensors such as the coastal radar chain of the Indian Coast Guard and automatic tracking systems as well as electro-optical cameras. The network rides on dedicated terrestrial data circuits, as well as, satellite communication, which helps the stations in remote locations to be networked.
The IMAC is the centre where data from various sensors and databases is aggregated, correlated and then disseminated to various stations for enhanced awareness.
The software on which the coastal surveillance will be carried out incorporates hi-tech features like data fusion, correlation and decision support features thus facilitating better decision making
Parrikar added “some of our neighbours are trying to get their navies in the Indian Ocean and our Navy must be watchful of their activities. We do not want to be offensive but we must be strong enough to deter our enemies from casting an evil eye upon us”,.
The NC3I network and IMAC are also linked with the prestigious National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) project. In the NMDA project, the NC3I network will function as the communication backbone and the IMAC will continue to be the nodal centre but will be rechristened as the NMDA Centre.
Former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi plans to sue the companys former external relations manager, Lorenzo Borgogni, for alleging he paid bribes to Indian offices to secure the VVP helicopter deal. Orsi and former CEO of AgustaWestland Bruno Spagnolini received a suspended two years sentence after they were found guilty of false invoicing in the Indian deal but were acquitted of all alleged bribery charges
Indias Defense Acquisition Council met for the first time under the new Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar, on Saturday and cleared a proposal to procure 814 artillery guns worth $2.5 billion
The Indian state of Goa's government websites were hacked by allegedly Palestinian hackers today. Six websites from various departments were reportedly targeted
India is likely to order 106 Pilatus PC-7 basic trainer aircraft (BTA), valued at an approx $1.1 billion, of which most are expected to be produced indigenously, the Times of India reported today
Airbus Defense and Space announced today that its Optronics business unit has signed a 13 million Euro ($16.2 million) contract with the Indian Ministry of Defense for the delivery of a periscope maintenance facility in Delhi
Indian Air Forces frontline combat aircraft Sukhoi-30 fleet grounded after a crash in Pune on October 14 will be back in service within a weeks time, Air Force Chief Arup Raha said Friday. This is the longest period that the Russian-made aircraft has been grounded since 2009 when operations were suspended for nearly three weeks following an accident
India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is displaying its L70 artillery gun at the Defence and Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok. The gun has been designed and developed for the Indian Army
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has set up a Near Field Antenna Test Range (NFTR) near Bangalore to calibrate and test Radars with AESA (Active Electronically Steerable Array) based Antenna arrays. A BEL statement said it is a critical infrastructure for calibration and testing of Radars and communication antennas
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Tuesday has launched remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) for the Armys Arjun tanks at Aero India. The RCWS is an improvised version of the manually operated air defence gun that enables the soldier to aim and fire at aerial targets from the safe interiors of the battle tank
Indias Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will bid to supply electronic warfare systems for the Mi-17V5 helicopter which India has purchased from Russia. “We are bidding for the project by the Indian MoD for requirements in regard to the Mi-17V5 fleet,” MV Gautama, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics during the AeroIndia 2017 airshow Wednesday
Mr MV Gowtama has taken over as chairman and managing director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Tuesday. Mr M V Gowtama took charge as GM (Technology Planning) at BELs Corporate Office in Bangalore on February 1, 2010
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has handed over first two upgraded L70 anti-aircraft guns to the Indian Army out of a total contract for 200 guns. BEL had won an INR 575 crore (US$ 87 million) contract to upgrade the L70 guns with electrical servo drives, electro optical fire control systems and video tracking
Strained Russia-Ukraine Relations Behind Delay In India's An-32 Upgrade: Report
China Launches Malaysian Navy's Second Keris-class Ship
Lockheed To Collaborate With 3 Indian Start-ups For Defense tech solutions
US Used New Electronic Warfare Weapon To Destroy Iranian Drone: Report
Design of Russian-made 'World's Fastest Helicopter' Ready
India To Give The Final Go-ahead To $1.7 Billion C-295 Transport Aircraft
China offers Two-seat Fighter Trainer FC-1B for International Sales
Two New Russian Ivan Gren-class Warships Likely To Be Helicopter Carriers
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...