Real-time, operational picture among several automation initiatives of Army

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Source: The post is based on the article Real-time, operational picture among several automation initiatives of Armypublished in The Hindu on 6th May 2023

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The Indian Army is working on a number of key tech-driven projects that will bring in a real-time, common operating picture with information and data from various sensors and inputs fused into one comprehensive image for quick decision-making. 

What are the tech-driven projects the government is working on?

About Battlefield Surveillance System(BSS):

It has been launched under Project Sanjay.

It aims to have surveillance centers for all field formations by December 2025. 

It will integrate thousands of sensors which will enable the provision of an integrated surveillance picture to commanders and staff at all levels.

The system also integrates data on the movements of India’s adversaries received from various sources across borders, including sensors, satellites, UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles and patrols.

Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Ghaziabad is the project’s system integrator.

About Army Information and Decision Support System:

It is an upgraded and redesigned version of the erstwhile Combat Information Decision Support System.

It will integrate inputs from all operational and managerial information systems.

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