The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has rolled out Muntra, India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank at its Chennai lab.
It has been launched in three variants Muntra-S, Muntra-M and Muntra-N for surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and and biological threats.
- Muntra-S is the country’s first tracked unmanned ground vehicle (tank) developed for unmanned surveillance missions
- Muntra-M is for detecting mines and Muntra-N is for operation in areas where there is nuclear radiation or biological weapon risk.
- Muntra-N is for operation in areas where there is nuclear radiation or biological weapon risk. It is also likely to be used in Naxal-hit areas.