The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 29 July 2017 launched India's first unmanned tank Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) that was being developed in Chennai.
The tank was tested and validated at Mahajan field firing range in Rajasthan under dusty desert conditions where temperatures touched 52 C.
The tanks will facilitate Indian Army in conducting unmanned surveillance missions.
About Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked)
• Muntra was developed and tested for the Indian Army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi.
• Muntra has three variants- Muntra-S for unmanned surveillance, Muntra-M for mine detection, and Muntra-N for reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats.
• It has surveillance radar, an integrated camera along with laser range finder that can be used to spy a 15km away ground target.
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