Tech Mahindra bags Rs. 300 Cr Indian Navy RFID project

Tech Mahindra has bagged Indian Navy Armed Forces Secure Access Card (AFSAC) Project to implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based access control system across all naval bases and ships.

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 a turnkey basis.

Sujit Baksi, President, India Business & Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra said, “It is an incredible feat for us to work with the Indian Navy on this project to enhance our national defence security systems. 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.”

Commodore Atul Kumar, Project Director, Indian Navy said, “The security of Indian Naval establishments against unauthorized 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.”



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