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India Develops Counter-IED Robots

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Robotic Soldiers

(Source: Press Information Bureau India; issued August 26, 2013)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) ‘Daksha’, which is an automated mobile platform for multi-purpose payloads.

It is an electrically powered state-of-the-art Robot capable of being remotely controlled over a distance of 500 metres line-of-sight and can be utilised continuously for 3 hours before recharge. It has stair climbing capability and can be used for handling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Technology for production of ROV has been transferred to Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

Limited Series Production (LSP) order for 20 Daksha placed by the Army has already been delivered.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri M. Anandanin Lok Sabha today.