Under the ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project, the contract involves implementing RFID-based Access Control System across all naval bases and ships
Tech Mahindra on May 21 announced its biggest defence order worth INR 300 crores with the Indian Navy. As part of the ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project, Tech Mahindra will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Access Control System across all naval bases and ships, a press release by the company said.
Reportedly, the new AFSAC Card will replace the existing paper based Identity Card for all Navy personnel, including dependents and ex-servicemen. Using the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) level 5 processes, Tech Mahindra will develop a secure application to manage the access control devices, network devices and the AFSAC Card through a Data Center. Scheduled to be implemented over the next two years, the project will ensure smooth issuance, handling, administration, management and life cycle support of AFSAC Cards on turnkey basis.
President, India Business & Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, Sujit Baksi, said, “It is an incredible feat for us to work with the Indian Navy on this project to enhance our national defence security systems. Tech Mahindra has shown renewed focus in the India market with key wins in the recent past like – Coal India, India Ports Association, Kanpur Smart City, to name a few. This order further cements our role as one of the leading system integrators globally. With our proven expertise in tech enablement and digital transformation, we look forward to collaborating with the Indian Navy in ramping up the national security infrastructure.”
Project director, Indian Navy, Commodore Atul Kumar, remarked, “The security of Indian Naval establishments against unauthorised access, is a thrust area and the AFSAC Project will be an important step towards achieving this aim; with a combination of cutting-edge technology and professional execution. We look forward to collaborating with Tech Mahindra in this path-breaking endeavour.”
As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on leveraging next generation technologies to cater to the customer’s evolving and dynamic needs. As a leading digital transformation company, Tech Mahindra continues to deliver tangible business value and experiences to solve real business problems of its customers globally.