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Indian Army takes delivery of first indigenously-built NBC Recce Vehicle news
04 July 2009

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully developed a vehicle to reconnoitre and investigate nuclear radiation or biological and chemical (NBC) agents in the environment.

The NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBC RV) vehicle has been developed on the Russian BMP-IIK chassis for added cross country capability.

NBC Recce VehicleThe NBC recce vehicle is fitted with nuclear, chemical, metrological and positional sensors for monitoring nuclear and chemically contaminated areas. It enables demarcation of nuclear and chemically contaminated zones through the flag marking system.

The vehicle collects radiologically and chemically contaminated soil and water samples with the help of a scooping device and stores, and displays, NBC data on the control console.

The vehicle can transmit data to command headquarters on request through the Communication Link Controller and a Star-V radio set. It also has various nuclear and chemical monitors in dismount role for personal monitoring.

The system utilises NBC Hazard Prediction software for prediction of a hazardous zone. The vehicle will cost four times less as compared to a similar imported vehicle. It will provide adequate shielding to the crew.


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Indian Army takes delivery of first indigenously-built NBC Recce Vehicle