DRDO hands over design of Mobile Metallic Ramp to Indian Army
21 August 2019
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to Indian Army at a ceremony held at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy handed over the design of MMR to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu.
The MMR, which has a load bearing capacity of 70 tonnes, has been designed and developed by DRDO’s premier research laboratory, Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) as per the requirements projected by Army for reducing the Strategic Mobility time of mobilizing armoured fighting vehicles. The ramp will provide the strategic mobility for armoured and mechanised units and formations of the Army. It is portable, modular in design, which can be easily assembled or disassembled.
Lt Gen Devraj Anbu appreciated the design of MMR and lauded the efforts of DRDO towards meeting the requirement of the Army by drastically reducing the time required for operational mobilisation.
Director General Operational Logistics & Strategic Movement, Lt Gen Nav K Khanduri, directors general of DRDO and director CFEES were also present at the function.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and Army for the successful development of innovative product MMR.