Army recovery vehicle prototype expected by June next year

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    The prototype of Armoured Recovery and Repair Vehicle (ARRV), which is presently being developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) — the DRDO lab is Chennai — is expected to be rolled out by June next year.

    The ARRV, which is expected to be deployed with two regiments, which use Arjun Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) in Rajasthan, is aimed at rendering comprehensive recovery and repair services to Arjun regiments and the mechanised ground forces in general.

    “We have frozen the design and we have also identified the sub systems. We are hoping to bring out the prototype by June next year, as we have finalised all components for the vehicle,” a senior official told The Hindu .

    The major systems in the 65-tonne ARRV to be built on Arjun chassis for field repair of the MBT and function as a recovery vehicle for the Army in tough terrain in extreme climatic conditions include automotive control, main winch, auxiliary winch, crane and anchor cum dozer, main engine and hydraulic system.

    CVRDE is closely coordinating with Bengaluru-based Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), one of the nine Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), for the design of the ARRV.

    CVRDE is also developing the country’s latest version of the Main Battle Tank — Arjun Mk II, whose trials before the user Indian Army are presently underway at Pokhran in Rajasthan.


    It will function as a recovery vehicle for the Army in tough terrain in extreme climatic conditions

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...expected-by-june-next-year/article7683251.ece



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