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Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS) Inaugurated

The Indian navy has unveiled the Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological System at INS Garuda naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala.

Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS) Inaugurated

  • The ‘Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS)’ was inaugurated by Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni, VSM, Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Southern Naval Command at INS Garuda on 09 February 2018. 
  • INS Garuda is the fourth air station to have been installed with this integrated system.

Aim of the project

IAAMS is an ambitious project of the Indian Navy to modernize the Meteorological infrastructure of the nine Naval Air Stations.  The IAAMS project at INS Garuda will give a major fillip to aviation safety through automation of weather monitoring process.

About IAAMS

INS Garuda is the fourth station to have installed with this integrated system. The IAAMS project will modernize meteorological infrastructure of 9 NASs. Installation of the system at remaining 5 stations is expected to be completed by March 2019. It will give the project a major turn to aviation safety, through automation of weather monitoring process.

Key Points


  • IAAMS is an ambitious project of the Indian Navy to modernize meteorological infrastructure of 9 NASs and is further expected to bring accuracy in weather monitoring mechanism in the Indian Navy.
  • IAAMS is equipped with state-of-the-art meteorological sensors, Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Ceilometer, Transmissometer and Automatic Weather Observation System. 
  • The project also undertakes automatic and continuous recording of relevant weather parameters which are important for accurate weather forecasting.
  • It provides automatic dissemination of routine weather reports as per standards of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to other air stations.
  • It has also got a special alarm feature that alerts the duty staff during abnormal change of weather parameters that may affect safe Flying operations.
  • INS Garuda also has a number of naval aviation training schools. The training schools train pilots and technical personnel. Aeronautical Training Institute conducts training for officers and sailors in aircraft maintenance.
  • INS Garuda also has facilities for imparting training in air-borne anti-submarine operations affiliated with the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) School
Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS) Inaugurated Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS) Inaugurated Reviewed by insiya yadav on February 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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