India- Vice Admiral M P Muraleedharan, AVSM NM, DG Coast Guard, on
September 15, 2012, inaugurated the Remote Operating Station (ROS) at Kochi as part of the coastal radar network which has been envisaged to provide security cover for the coastline. This has been developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Navratna Defence PSU, for the Indian Coast Guard.
Mr Satyajeet Rajan, JS (ES); Mr M L Shanmukh, Director (HR), BEL; Mr M N Krishnamurthy, CVO, BEL; Inspector General S P S Basra, YSM, Commander Coast Guard Region West; Inspector General K R Nautiyal, DDG Operations & Coastal Security; Mr D K Sinha, Deputy Director General Lighthouse & Lightships; Mr Antony Kureethara; Councilor, Fort Kochi; and Mr T K Ashraff, Councilor, Kalvathy; were present at the inaugural function.
BEL is setting up a chain of Remote Sensor Stations along the coastline of India as part of the coastal radar network. Static sensors such as Radars, Radios, Electro Optic Sensors and Meteorological Sensors are installed at these Remote Sensor Stations to monitor the coastline. Information from all these sensors and other sensors like Automatic Identification Systems are correlated to provide a composite operating picture at operation centres.
The data generated by the Static Sensors will flow over a robust hierarchical network architecture. The Network Centric coastal radar network developed by BEL provides total scalable surveillance solution. The system presents the complete surveillance scenario on digital maps at the centralised Command Centre where the information is processed and archived.
The coastal radar network project aims at preventing undetected intrusion by monitoring the movement of vessels plying along our coastline. The project would also aid in enhancing the efficacy of Search and Rescue (SAR) operations coordinated by the Coast Guard. The sensor data generated by the Coastal Surveillance Network would also be shared with other maritime agencies to generate a comprehensive Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA).