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Muntra:- India’s First Unmanned Tank Rolls Out in Chennai - is this for real?

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by bharathp, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    BY DEFENCEUPDATE · PUBLISHED AUGUST 1, 2017 · UPDATED AUGUST 1, 2017


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    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed India’s first unmanned tank ‘Muntra’, which is just been passed out of the Chennai Lab. It is called Mission UNmanned TRAcked.

    The unmanned tank muntra has three alternatives:

    • Surveillance.
    • Mine detection
    • Investigation of areas with nuclear and bio threats.
    The tank will not only be used by the army, but also by the naxal hit areas of India. Even though the tank has been developed and tested for the army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi, paramilitary has requested for it’s use in naxal hit areas as well.

    Coming back to the three alternatives of Muntra:

    Muntra –S has been developed for the unmanned surveillance mission.
    Muntra –M is built for detecting mines.
    Muntra-N is created to detect nuclear radiations or bio weapon risks in the suspected areas.
    The testing and validation of the tanks has been done at Mahajan field firing range in Rajasthan, where temperatures touch 52 degrees and is very dusty. The Muntra tank has an integrated camera along with laser range finder and surveillance radar. The integrated camera and the laser range finder will help in spying on ground targets about 15 kilometers away ranging from crawling men or heavy vehicles.

    Two of these remote operated vehicles were on display at the exhibition namely, ‘Science of Soldiers’ which was organized by DRDO. IT was a tribute to our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.at CVRDE n Avadi.

    With this new addition to the weapons, Indian military is going to develope huge benefits from these tanks.


    http://defenceupdate.in/muntra-indias-first-unmanned-tank-rolls-out-in-cheenai/


    looking at the sheer number of spelling mistakes in this article and such - is this a fanboy site?
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The story is true. It's based on a BMP-2.
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/CVRDE/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=products.jsp

    CVRDE is carrying out an UGV project entitled "MUNTRA", involving the conversion of a BMP class of vehicles into teleoperated & autonomous vehicles.

    • The MUNTRA UGV is the first unmanned tracked vehicle from DRDO and is designed to be configurable for different missions. The UGV developed has a very diverse range of technologies and systems incorporated in it, including electro-optics, sensor fusion, electro-mechanical actuators and communication systems.
    • Various innovative methodologies are implemented in the MUNTRA UGV, including dynamic power management to ensure optimum use of the available power and software design to facilitate interoperability between UGV systems.
    • Indigenously developed GIS is extensively used in the MUNTRA UGV for planning missions and for recording the details of the paths traversed.
    • Various failsafe mechanisms are incorporated in the MUNTRA UGV to ensure safe and error free operations.
    • The MUNTRA UGV was developed conforming to various military standards for both hardware and software designs.
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      MUNTRA UGV


    Technologies Developed for Autonomous Navigation of Unmanned Ground Vehicle(UGV)

    Perception

    For a vehicle to navigate in autonomous, the environment around the vehicle should be explored using sensors that provide adequate information about the environment. CVRDE has developed obstacle detection system using stereo vision and 2D LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging).
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    dafuq... why arent we building this in big numbers? also - how is it armed?
     
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    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    This is the real article.I posted it in a new thread 2-3 days back.The guy at defenceupdate seems to have simply copied some details from original article.


     
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    Kalmuahlaunda Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Shouldn't we check the security in this remote systems first before ordering in big numbers?
     
  7. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    of course.. only when its tested and works.
     
  8. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    It isn't armed, it isn't a tank! Stupid presstitutes at it again.

    An unmanned mine laying vehicle based on a BMP2 hull.
     
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