30 July 2017

DRDO develops India's first unmanned tank 'Muntra'

DRDO develops India's first unmanned tank 'Muntra'

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed India's first unmanned tank, which has three variants – surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats. It is called Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) and has been rolled out of the Chennai lab.

The tanks will facilitate Indian Armed forces in conducting unmanned surveillance missions. Muntra-S has been developed for unmanned surveillance missions, whereas Muntra-M is built for detecting mines. Muntra-N will be deployed in areas where nuclear radiation or bio weapon risk is high.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The Muntra tanks have surveillance radar and can be used to spy on ground target about 15 kilometres away.
  • S Christopher is the chairman of DRDO.

Source- The Economic Times

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