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01:13 PM, May 12, 2016
Indian Navy Launches Integrated Underwater Harbor Surveillance System
Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System model

The Indian Navy has launched an integrated underwater harbour defense and surveillance system and mine warfare data center at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

Vice admiral HCS Bisht, flag officer Commanding-In-Chief, Eastern Naval Command inaugurated the two systems Tuesday.

The Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) is a multi-sensor system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Visakhapatnam harbour, ANI reported Wednesday.

The creation of the Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB), induction of Fast Interceptor Crafts (FICs) and commissioning of the IUHDSS are some of the Navy's measures to strengthen security.

While the MWDC will collate, analyse and classify data collected by the Navy's Mine Hunting Ships from various ports along the East coast.

The facility will be the nodal centre for maintaining an underwater information database of harbours along the East coast.


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