Indian Navy installs harbor defense systems at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam

The Indian Navy has put two harbor defense systems into operation at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, India.

Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, on May 10, inaugurated the integrated underwater harbor defense and surveillance system (IUHDSS) and the mine warfare data centre (MWDC) which would enhance the Navy’s surveillance capability and response to security threats.

The IUHDSS is a multi-sensor system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Visakhapatnam harbor.

The MWDC will collate, analyse and classify data collected by the Navy’s mine hunting ships from various ports along the East coast. The Indian navy said this facility would be the nodal center for maintaining an underwater information database of harbours along the Indian East coast.

Both the IUHDSS and MWDC will function under the control of the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Andhra Pradesh), Commodore Sanjiv Issar.