Muntra

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Muntra (Unarmed Vehicle)
Typeunmanned
Place of originIndia
Service history
In service2017–present

Muntra is an unmanned armored vehicle developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation.[1] The name stands for "Mission Unmanned Tracked" [2]

While referred to as a "tank" by the Indian media, it is a conversion of the Soviet BMP-2 armored personnel carrier. Current variants are unarmed. Three variants exist: Muntra-S for surveillance, Muntra-M for mine clearing, and Muntra-N operating in nuclear or chemical contaminated zones.It has a minimum level of autonomous navigation through GPS waypoints with obstacle detection and avoidance.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Combat Vehicles Research & Development Estt (CVRDE) Chennai - CVRDE Chennai- DRDO DRDO". www.drdo.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  2. ^ "DRDO develops India's first unmanned tank, Muntra; rolls it out of Chennai lab"
  3. ^ "Meet Muntra, India's first unmanned tank - Army says tank you". The Economic Times.
  4. ^ "India's first unmanned tank Muntra is here. Here are the details".
  5. ^ India Unveils Its 'Robot' Tank: Could It Be a Game Changer?, National Interest, Michael Peck, 7 August 2017