- This project aims to promote the deployment of indigenous Satcom solutions operating on ISRO satellites
- Saankhya Labs shall deploy its indigenously designed and developed satellite terminals on fishing vessels
Saankhya Labs has recently earned a Provisional Purchase order worth Rs. 96.42 Crores (excluding GST) from NSIL (NewSpace India Limited).
The order is for the supply, installation and commissioning of Two-Way MSS Terminals (Xponders) for vessel communication and support system in Marine Fishing Vessels for Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) along the coastal states of India.
Saankhya Labs shall deploy its indigenously designed and developed satellite terminals (Xponders) on motorised and mechanised fishing vessels through this deal.
After activation, the network will offer vessel communication and support systems to bolster fishermen’s safety and security while addressing national security sea threats. Xponders also facilitate navigational aid, trigger boundary-crossing alarms, and deliver emergency weather alerts to fishermen.
“We are delighted to win this prestigious contract from NSIL. Having operationalized a similar project for mechanized vessels in Tamil Nadu in partnership with ISRO, earlier, we are fully geared up to support Government of India’s efforts to deploy this network across the coastal states of India,” said Mr. Parag Naik, CEO and Co-founder of Saankhya Labs. “It is a matter of pride for us as our award-winning, truly Made in India Satcom Xponders powered by Saankhya’s SDR chipsets are getting deployed in one of the largest Satellite-IoT deployments in the world.”
The agenda of this project is to improve fishermen’s livelihood and also help to promote the deployment of indigenous Satcom solutions operating on ISRO satellites in the service of the nation, a true testimony to self-reliance (Atmanirbhar Bharat) in Satcom.