To fight cyclone Vayu BY SWAC Headquarters South Western Air Command has proactively enhanced its preparedness to meet any contingencies which may occur due to cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ .
Medium Lift Helicopters and Light Utility helicopters have been positioned at nodal points in Gujarat . These helicopters are equipped to undertake disaster relief operations. Highly mobile deployable Radar has been placed at a high state of readiness at Gandhinagar.
The radar along with its own satellite communication system can be deployed at remote location for channelizing helicopter operations towards relief and evacuation as well as establishing communication with control centers. Mobile communication vehicles have also been positioned at nodal points Communication support groups have also been formulated at air bases in Gujarat to handle potential contingencies .
Air Marshal HS Arora Air Officer Commanding in Chief of SWAC reviewed the progress of preparations this afternoon. Also, a dedicated Disaster Management Cell has been formed at HQ SWAC to closely monitor the progress of Vayu and associated activities.