Indian Navy gets new weather monitoring system

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today unveiled an integrated aviation meteorological system which is expected to bring accuracy in weather monitoring mechanism in the Indian Navy.

The Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) was launched at Rajali Air Station in Tamil Nadu.

The aim of IAAMS is to modernise the meteorological infrastructure of the nine Naval Air Stations (NAS).

“The IAAMS project will give a major fillip to aviation safety, through automation of weather monitoring process,” the Defence Ministry said here.

Equipped with the state-of-the-art meteorological sensors, IAAMS undertakes automatic and continuous recording of relevant weather parameters that are vital for accurate weather forecasting, it said.

It has a special alarm feature that alerts the duty staff during abnormal change of weather parameters that may affect safe flying operations.

The system can also provide automatic dissemination of routine weather reports as per standards followed by the World Meteorological Organisation to other air stations and Air Traffic Controller towers without human intervention.

Installation of the system at remaining eight stations is expected to be completed by March 2019.

By: ET

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