New Delhi: India’s border borders are more than 15 thousand km long, in which there are many inaccessible roads including rivers, streams and mountains. Not only the intentions of the enemy in the defense of the borders and the preparations for war, the obstacles of the earth also become a challenge for the army. In such a situation, there is a need for a quick solution, which can make the way especially for the armored squads. On this occasion, such bridges come in handy that make way for crossing deep trenches, drains and potholes in minutes..
The lack of such a system was being felt for a long time
This bridging system prepared by the research of DRDO scientists in the country and the engineering of a company like L&T is also an example of the efforts of self-reliant India. is. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that the lack of such a system was felt for a long time. Their arrival will increase the pace of deployment of the army, especially in those areas on the Western Front, where rivers and drains are in large numbers.
First consignment of 12 vehicles handed over to Army’s Engineer Corps
The first consignment of 12 vehicles equipped with these short span bridging systems was handed over to Army’s Engineer Corps at Parade Ground in Delhi. On this occasion, the Chief of Army Engineer Corps, Lieutenant General Harpal Singh said that by August 30 vehicles would be achieved. At the same time, in the next few months, all 100 vehicles of this order will be with the army. He told that till now the bridges which were with the army could only lift the load up to 50 tonnes. Whereas these bridge systems prepared with advanced metallurgical research can not only carry more load but also can be operated with more convenience.
The old system needed more people
Note that the army had been using the AM50 bridge system taken from Czechoslovakia for many years before this. While using them, it only took more time, but about 10-12 people were needed. On the other hand, it is possible to operate these bridging systems with only 4 soldiers showing the power of the country. This capability of the army was also inspected by the army chief himself.
Bridge System as well as Air Defense System
The new short span bridging system also has the facility that it can also be combined with large bridge systems like indigenous Sarvatra . Not only this, a tank-based system, Bridge Layer Tank, has also been prepared in an exercise to prepare indigenous solutions to meet the geographical challenges. It has a bridge solution as well as an air defense system.
Work is being done on making the Drone Kill System more advanced
On this occasion, DRDO Chief Dr. Satheesh Reddy said that the Defense Scientists of the country are working to increase the convenience of the Armed Forces and meet their needs. Are engaged in finding self-sustaining solutions. While answering a question in a conversation with the media after the program Dr. Reddy said that the defense is working on making the drone kill system developed by scientists more advanced with inputs from the armed forces and intelligence agencies. For this, trials are going on in Kolar, Karnataka. Along with this, the exercise of technology transfer to many companies is also going on so that it can be produced. Indigenous drone kill systems already exist and are used in events like 15 August and 26 January.