Cooperation on Maritime Awareness Mission: Cabinet approves Implementing Arrangement between India and France
The Union Cabinet has approved Implementing Arrangement (IA) between India and France for pre-formulation studies of Maritime Domain Awareness Mission signed in March 2018. The proposed joint mission will be devoted to maritime domain awareness, with objective to provide relevant data and services to both nations.
The objective of the mission is to monitor the maritime traffic and identify non-compliant ships at maximum possible revisit frequency. The monitoring system will provide end to end solution for detection, identification, monitoring of vessels in the regions of interest for India and France.
As per the IA, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and France’s Centre Nationale Dètudes Spatiales (CNES), will jointly undertake various activities during these pre-formulation studies. They will present pre-formulation concept study results to respective senior management for review within one year of its signing.