India integrates military and civilian radars to cover region
A multi-radar data fusion software will present a bird's eye view of
all aerial operations at the Southern Air Command headquarters in India.
An integrated command and control system commissioned on October 8,
has enabled the real time networking of all military and civil radars in
south India. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have qualitatively enhanced
surveillance capabilities over the huge region between the Bay of Bengal
and the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and large parts of Sri Lanka.
"This system will help in carrying out real time networking of civil
and military radars and will act as a force multiplier for the IAF in
the southern peninsula," Officer Commanding-in-chief of the Southern Air
Command Air Marshal S Radhakrishnan said.
This system will integrate IAF, Indian Navy and civilian radars in
the southern peninsula using a multi-radar data fusion software that
will present a bird's eye view of all aerial operations at the Southern
Air Command headquarters.
It will also provide facilities to support air defence functions like
automatic surveillance, identification, threat evaluation, interception
"This would also increase the operational preparedness of the
Southern Air Command and aid in the optimum utilisation of Indian air
defence resources," another officer said. (techtree)