Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by bhramos, Mar 29, 2012.
Make it smaller..
Similar to BMP1?
Credits: Saya Bhai..
One picture is upside down.
Makes a lot of sense to use a old platform for the first Unmmaned vehicle.
Could anyone explain what will be its role?
How could a Unmanned vechicle could be used in War?
isnt it too big. i cant figure out its possible use. it cant replace infantry and you cant trust unmanned vehicle to carry men on front
the possibilities are endless. it can be used for following:
1. mine tracking and disposal.
2. communication post
3. communication interception/intelligence post
4. take the first fire in any combat so that soldiers r protected.
5. ground surveillence.
it is big because it is being developed first time. so thay wanted to use a already proven platform. secondly it is not meant to replace infantry. read above post for types of uses.
The only viable use i can think of for it is as a demining vehicle and for unmanned recce/cleaning activities in a NBC contaminated environment. It would absolutely suck as a general recce vehicle it would be detected by the enemy in a jiffy, it should not be used in communications as the very nature of an unmanned vehicle is to go deep into enemy territory where it can be captured relatively easily.
Does it have any weapons ? or it's semi finished
it is only proof of concept......................................
this is only proof of concept, plus from what we heard and understand, I must say that IA should pay funds out of their pocket for this, just imagine what will unmanned tank will do.
It has lots of usages.........
they r only validating the concept and this is jus a technology temonstrator. once the technology is validated than size and shape of vehicle will change depending on requirement/operation.
DRDO to Hold Trials of UGVs
The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), a DRDO lab based at Avadi near Chennai, is warming up to take two of its unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for summer trials in the next two months.
CVRDE Director Dr P Sivakumar told Express on Friday that the UGVs -- Muntra-N designed for nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance and Muntra-M designed for mine detection missions -- are currently undergoing lab level trials at Avadi ahead of the summer trials.
The DRDO had exhibited Muntra-S, meant for surveillance, during the DefExpo in 2012 and the scientists say that the vehicle has already completed the desert trials successfully. Muntra stands for Mission Unmanned Tracked. Sanctioned with a seed money of `60 crore in 2007, the project consists of four vehicles, with three in the unmanned role and the fourth one in a manned mode (Muntra-B), doing the base control duties.
â€œMuntra-B will be common for all missions depending on the role. During the field trials, Muntra-S operated at very high temperatures in deserts. We tele-operated Muntra-S from a distance of 5 km and it tracked a tank further at a distance of 12 km. The radar has an instrumented range of 18 km. During the trials, we undertook day and night surveillance and tele-operated the vehicle back to the base as well,â€ Sivakumar said. Last year, the CVRDE began the integration of Muntra-M and Muntra-N with lab-level tests. The UGVs could perform in tele-operated, autonomous and manned modes.
â€œAll vehicles are based on the battle proven BMP II class of tracked armoured vehicles. In addition to being ATVs, they have an inherent amphibious capability, thus making a UGV a highly potent and versatile unmanned platform,â€ he added.
How the UGV Works
To facilitate the operation of the UGVs from a distance through wireless means, a drive-by-wire system enables the control of the conventional UGV engine by electronic means. The tele-operation system enables the base vehicle operator to navigate the UGV with the help of opto-electronic sensors. Information about the obstacles and other features around the UGV is gathered by these sensors and this information is displayed at the base vehicle on ergonomically designed display systems
Muntra-N NBC recce
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