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In a significant stride towards enhancing naval innovation and indigenization, TSC Technologies Pvt Ltd took the spotlight at the inaugural ‘Swavlamban’ seminar hosted by the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO). The star of the show was their groundbreaking Portable RCS Measuring Device, a technology poised to revolutionize Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurement capabilities in the maritime domain.
Radar Cross Section measurement of ships plays a pivotal role in devising effective defensive strategies and doctrines. Understanding the RCS of a ship is essential for various operational considerations, including the deployment of countermeasures such as chaff rockets. The accuracy of these measurements directly impacts the success of soft kill measures against anti-missile defenses.
The Portable RCS Measuring Device unveiled by TSC Technologies Pvt Ltd offers the Indian Navy (IN) a transformative capability. This cutting-edge device is not only portable but also capable of independent operation, making it a versatile asset that can be deployed from multiple platforms, including ships, boats, and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Key Features of the Portable RCS Measuring Device:
- Independence and Versatility: The device can operate autonomously, reducing the need for extensive human intervention. Its adaptability across various platforms ensures that RCS measurements can be taken from different vantage points, optimizing accuracy.
- Rapid Deployment: In naval operations, time is often of the essence. This device’s ability to be rapidly deployed means that RCS measurements can be acquired swiftly, aiding in real-time decision-making.
- Optimizing Soft Kill Measures: Soft kill measures are a critical component of a ship’s defense against anti-missile threats. By providing precise RCS data, this device enables the Indian Navy to optimize the deployment of chaff rockets and other countermeasures, thereby enhancing the vessel’s ability to evade incoming missiles.
- Reduced Resource Burden: The Portable RCS Measuring Device minimizes the logistical burden on naval operations. Its compact design and ease of deployment mean that fewer resources are required to gather essential RCS data.
- Strategic Advantage: Having access to accurate RCS measurements gives the Indian Navy a strategic advantage in planning and executing maritime operations. It enhances situational awareness and enables more effective responses to potential threats.
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