IT major Tech Mahindra has signed a defence contract worth Rs 300 crore. Under the deal the Tech Mahindra will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based access control system across all naval bases and ships as part of the ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project.
The new AFSAC card will replace the existing paper based identity card for all Navy personnel, including dependents and ex-servicemen.
The company will develop a secure application to manage the access control devices, network devices and the AFSAC card through a data centre.
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.
Tech Mahindra is already working with entities like Coal India, India Ports Association, Kanpur Smart City and others.
Indian Navy Project Director Commodore Atul Kumar 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.