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India recently inaugurated an Israeli-designed Integrated Under Water Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) for the Indian Navy.
The system was inaugurated by Western Naval Command chief, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra.
He said that the IUHDSS will enhance the security of valuable naval assets against asymmetric threats, both on surface and underwater, according to defencenews.in.
Termed as “a significant step in strengthening Harbour Defence and Security” at Mumbai, the IUHDSS is a state-of-the art system designed and developed by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) ELTA for surface and sub-surface surveillance of the harbour.
The system comprises high-resolution radars, electro-optic cameras and sonars.
The sensors have been strategically installed around the Mumbai Naval Harbour to provide comprehensive real-time situational awareness for monitoring and analyses.
Besides detecting large targets, the IUHDSS can also detect small targets like boats, divers and swimmers at adequate ranges.
The system will boost the security in and around Mumbai, according to defencenews.in, which notes that 10 Pakistani terrorists had sneaked in Mumbai via the Arabian Sea route and wreaked havoc during the November 26, 2008 terror strikes.