India got a new achievement in defence sector by launching country’s first unmanned tank named as Muntra. It was rolled out by defence research and development organisation at Chennai Lab.
Depending upon its operations, this remotely operated tank will be available in three variants- Muntra S, Muntra M and Muntra N.
Muntra S is India’s first tracked unmanned tank which is developed for unmanned surveillance missions. Muntra M will be used to detect mines and Muntra N will be used in the areas where there is risk of nuclear radiations and biological weapons.
This newly developed tanks will be very useful in Naxal hit areas where most of causalities are done by the Naxals to defence persons.
The tank contains an integrated camera with laser which have capacity to detect ground target upto 15KM, surveillance radar. Testing of the tank was successfully done at Mahajan field firing Range under dusty conditions of Rajasthan desert.