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Unmanned vehicles can be a life-saving solution for operations in areas attacked by unconventional weapons. The Indian Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed a new unmanned tank for surveillance missions, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear radiation and bio threats.
According to economictimes.indiatimes.com, the remotely operated tank called Muntra has three variants. While Muntra-S is India’s first tracked ground vehicle developed for unmanned surveillance missions Muntra-M is for detecting mines. Muntra-N is for operation in areas where there is a nuclear radiation or bio weapon risk.
The Muntra has surveillance radar, an integrated camera along with laser range finder which can be used to spy on ground target 15km away – may be a crawling man or heavy vehicles.
The Indian Army has tested and validated the tele-operated tank at Mahajan field firing range in Rajasthan under dusty desert conditions where temperatures touched 52 degree C.
Unmanned systems will be at the focus of the forthcoming AUS&R Conference and Exhibition – Autonomous Unmanned Systems and Robotics. The event, organized by, will take place on September 18th, 2017 at the Lago Conference Center in Rishon LeZion.