Indian Army gets indigenous Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicles
The system will enhance existing engineer reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Army
The first set of indigenously developed next generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle was inducted into the Indian Army on Tuesday.
The vehicle is capable of carrying out reconnaissance of water obstacles and boggy patches for execution of engineer tasks with capabilities to carry out reconnaissance and provide real time update to force commanders.
According to the defence ministry, the system will enhance existing engineer reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Army and would be a major game changer in support of mechanised operations in future conflicts.
The vehicles were inducted into the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army in a solemn function in Pune attended by Army Chief General MM Naravane.
The system has been designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak & Bharat Electronics Limited, Pune.
Despite the various restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic since the last one year, supply of the vehicle to Indian Army has been on schedule, the defence ministry said.