The Indian Navy has unveiled the Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) at INS Garuda, naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala. It is overall fourth air station installed with this integrated system.
IAAMS is ambitious project of Indian Navy to modernise Meteorological infrastructure of 9 Naval Air Stations (NAS). It is expected to bring accuracy in weather monitoring mechanism in the Indian Navy.
Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS)
IAAMS is equipped with state-of-the-art meteorological sensors viz., Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Ceilometer, Transmissometer and Automatic Weather Observation System. It undertakes automatic and continuous recording of relevant weather parameters that are vital for accurate weather forecasting.
It has a special alarm feature that alerts the duty staff during abnormal change of weather parameters that may affect safe flying operations. It can also provide automatic dissemination of routine weather reports as per standards of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to other air stations and Air Traffic Controller towers without human intervention.
The IAAMS is ambitious project of Indian Navy to modernise meteorological infrastructure of 9 NASs. Installation of the system at remaining 5 stations and is expected to be completed by March 2019. After completion, the project will give a major fillip to aviation safety, through automation of weather monitoring process.