Philippine Navy Space Plan now under development

A Philippine Navy Space Plan is being crafted by the Naval Research and Technology Development Center (NRTDC) in collaboration with Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA), Philippine Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) said.

The NRTDC is Philippine Navy’s research arm.

“The Naval Research and Technology Development Center and Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) met last week to explore options in the optimum utilization of space technology for the Philippine Navy (PN),” NSSC said.

The Philippine Navy Space Plan will “serve as a roadmap for the application of space technology to support the monitoring of the Philippines’ maritime domain,” NSSC said.

According to NSSC, 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,” it added.