Recently, the center was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister to address the growing challenges posed by increasing passenger traffic, evolving threat perceptions, and the geographical spread of airports.
- The ASCC serves as a centralized security control center for 66 civil airports in India.
- The need for centralized monitoring arises due to:
- Increasing passenger traffic and load at airports.
- Evolving threat perceptions in the aviation sector.
- The geographical spread of airports across the country.
- The ASCC includes extremely busy airports like:
Components of ASCC
- The ASCC consists of the following components:
- Data centre
- Research and development lab
- War room
Access to 24×7 real-time data
- The center has access to real-time data, allowing monitoring and trend analysis of:
- Air traffic
Real-time feed from Security Operations Control Centres (SOCCs)
- The ASCC receives real-time feeds from SOCCs for improved coordination and monitoring.
- The ASCC is equipped to monitor various aspects, including:
- Bomb threat calls
- VVIP movements
- Other major incidents
- Passenger clearance time
- Utilization of security gadgets
- Queue management systems
Technical lab at ASCC
- The center’s technical lab is responsible for:
- Preparing trend analysis of real-time data.
- Enhancing decision-making at higher levels. copyright©iasexpress.net
- Conducting research on advanced and AI-based aviation security equipment.
- Comparative analysis of different equipment and its applicability at Indian airports.
Resolution of social media
- The ASCC actively monitors popular social media platforms and facilitates two-way communication with all airport units, CISF headquarters, external agencies, and stakeholders for better coordination and cooperation.
- The data centre has a storage capacity of 300 TB.
- It is connected with a 50 Mbps Lease line from MTNL.
- The data center includes an IP-PBX with a capacity of 110 intercom telephone connections for airports, CISF headquarters, and other offices of the force.
- The ASCC is managed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is the national civil aviation protection force working under the Union Home Ministry.
- The CISF is responsible for the protection of 66 civil airports out of a total of 134 operational airports in India.
The Aviation Security Control Centre (ASCC) plays a vital role in enhancing aviation security across India’s civil airports. Through its centralized monitoring, real-time data analysis, and efficient communication channels, the ASCC ensures a comprehensive approach to tackle the increasing challenges and threats in the aviation sector. With its focus on advanced research and technology, the ASCC aims to provide a safe and secure environment for air travelers and airport operations. copyright©iasexpress.net