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India launches project to set up radar sensors along coastlines

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  1. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government has launched a 3.5 billion rupee (700 million U.S. dollars) project to set up radar sensors along the country's coastlines for surveillance to prevent terrorists from entering the country, reported the Press Trust of India on Sunday.

    The chain of radar sensors along the entire 7,517 km coastline, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep in the Indian Ocean is being set up by the Coast Guard under a Home Ministry scheme, said the report.

    The radar sensors will be fitted on light houses at 46 locations, out of which 36 are in mainland India, six in Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea and four in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, said the report.

    Radar sensors use Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave to reliably detect moving or stationary objects even in extreme weather conditions, according to the report.

    Ten terrorists entered Mumbai from the sea in late 2008 to launch a spectacular attack upon the city.
     
  2. nightflightvision

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    Hello,
    Well this post very much useful from the safety point of view specially in extreme weather conditions, but at the same we need some specific devices for the clear vision even in dark which is very much useful with high frequency lenses. These specific devices like Night Vision Goggles usually used in the military, navy, aviation and the police.
     
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    This is going to be a time-consuming process since these radars are going to be fixed installations not portable units. Another fact is that the lighthouses where they are proposed to be located are in remote isolated areas (some even on islands and reefs).The radar will need to be installed with their own power generation units, since local power supply will be an issue with many locations. Finally, the interlinking/networking of the units will need to be done to achieve real-time monitoring in some Central Ops-Room. That will need to be done by Microwave/VSAT comms links. It is a huge job. No quick-fixes there.
     
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