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Indian Navy Signs MoU On Data Sharing With ISRO’s Space Application Centre

The scientific advancements by SAC would be synergised into the Indian Naval efforts to keep the nation's defence in step with rapid development in the field of Satellite Data retrieval and applications.

Indian Navy and the SAC sign MoU. (Image: IndiaAheadNetwork)
Indian Navy and the SAC sign MoU. (Image: IndiaAheadNetwork)

New Delhi: The Indian Navy, on Friday, August 5, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Space Application Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad on data sharing and cooperation on Satellite based Naval Applications in Oceanology and Meteorology.

According to officials from the Ministry of Defence, both the Indian Navy and the SAC will have a common platform of mutual cooperation, wherein the scientific advancements by SAC would be synergised into the Indian Naval efforts to keep the nation’s defence in step with rapid development in the field of Satellite Data retrieval and applications.

Indian Navy and the SAC sign MoU. (Image: IndiaAheadNetwork)
Indian Navy and the SAC signed MoU. (Image: IndiaAheadNetwork)

“This MoU is an extension of previous MoU signed in 2017 and will further the collaboration between two organisations,” said the Defence Ministry in an official statement. 

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Some of the major focus areas of cooperation for both the SAC and the Navy will be with regard to sharing of non-confidential observational data, operation exploitation of SAC generated weather products and provisioning of Subject Matter Experts (SME) towards processing of satellite data towards development of new tools, calibration and validation of ocean models.

“The MoU was signed by SAC and Indian Navy to further meaningful interactions and professional exchanges in future,” states the Defence Ministry. 

In fact, in July 2019, the Indian Navy had placed an order worth Rs 1,589 crore with the ISRO for a new military satellite – named GSAT 7R – for communications between its warships, aircraft and shore-based units. And with warfare becoming more tech oriented, India is likely to launch multiple satellites in the coming years. 

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