Saab im­ple­ments Na­tional Au­to­matic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem for In­dia’s coast­line

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Saab an­nounced the suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Na­tional Au­to­matic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem (NAIS) on the In­dian coast­line for In­dia’s Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Light­houses and Light­ships (DGLL), which will also be used by the In­dian Navy, Coast Guard and DG Ship­ping. The Na­tional Au­to­matic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tems was re­cently in­au­gu­rated by the Union Min­is­ter for Ship­ping, G.K. Vasan in Chen­nai.

The NAIS pro­vides cov­er­age to the en­tire In­dian coast, whereby 74 light­houses are now fit­ted with the Saab sys­tems. Au­to­matic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem (AIS) pro­vides real time mer­chant traf­fic In­for­ma­tion and the web server al­lows ac­cess to live data over in­ter­net. The project com­prised in­stal­la­tion of sen­sors and equip­ment along the In­dian coast for re­gional and na­tional con­trol cen­tres. Saab im­ple­mented the en­tire gamut of project which in­cluded in­stal­la­tion, com­mis­sion­ing, train­ing and sup­port, along with their In­dian part­ner, Elcome Marine Ser­vices. The project was signed by Saab and Elcome Marine Ser­vices com­bine in Novem­ber 2010 and it has been com­pleted ahead of sched­ule in 2012.

Speak­ing at the launch cer­e­mony, Mag­nus Pers­son, Vice Pres­i­dent Op­er­a­tions, Saab Transpon­der Tech, said, “Saab is proud to be as­so­ci­ated with In­dia’s maritime safety and se­cu­rity. This project is one of the largest na­tional AIS-based coastal sur­veil­lance sys­tems ever to be de­ployed. The suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this con­tract is an im­por­tant val­i­da­tion of Saab’s po­si­tion as the tech­nol­ogy leader in AIS base sta­tions and net­works world­wide.”

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