Indian Navy Launches Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System

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Indian Navy has launched an Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Mumbai. It is to enhance security of valuable naval assets against asymmetric threats. It is third IUHDSS to be installed in India.

Representation, IUHDSS

Highlights

  • It was inaugurated by Vice Admiral, Flag Officer Commanding- in-Chief, and Western Naval Command.
  • IUHDSS is designed and developed by Israeli Aerospace Industries ELTA for surface and sub-surface surveillance of the harbour.
  • It is a state of art system with integrated radars, advance sensors, electro optic cameras and sound navigation and ranging systems (SONARs) .
  • Its sensors have been strategically installed around Mumbai Harbour to provide comprehensive real-time situational awareness for monitoring and analysis.
  • It is capable of detecting, tracking, identifying and generating warning for all types of underwater and surface threats to harbour security.
  • Besides detecting large targets, it can also detect small targets like divers, boats and swimmers at adequate ranges.
  • IUHDSS will play an important role in strengthening Harbour Defence and Security at Mumbai.

About Girish Luthra

Girish Luthra Left
  • Vice Admiral Girish Luthra is an Indian Navy officer, currently serving as Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.
  • He joined the Navy in 1979.
  • He has commanded ships INS Khukri, INS Talwar as well as aircraft carrier INS Viraat.
  • Born: Haryana
  • Commands helds: INS Viraat, INS Khukri, INS Talwar (F40)
  • Rank: Vice Admiral

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