The Naval Research and Technology Development Center (NRTDC) and Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) met last week to explore options in the optimum utilization of space technology for the Philippine Navy (PN).
NRTDC, in collaboration with PhilSA, is crafting a Philippine Navy Space Plan which will serve as a roadmap for the application of space technology to support the monitoring of the Philippines’ maritime domain.
During the meeting, PhilSA presented the potential use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images for change detection and both SAR and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for ship detection, geostationary satellite for secured communications, and consolidation and access of data relevant to PN.
The development of the Philippine Navy Space Plan is in line with the Philippine Navy Capability Development Plan.
*Report from Christian Joshua DR Novelo
*Presentation from PhilSA