Top 6 High Tech Sophisticated Reconnaissance vehicles in Indian Army
A reconnaissance vehicle, also known as a scout vehicle, is a military vehicle used for forward reconnaissance or investigation. Both tracked and wheeled reconnaissance vehicles are in service.
Reconnaissance of enemy positions can involve firing upon the enemy in hopes of receiving return fire that gives away the enemy’s position. This can make the reconnaissance vehicle vulnerable to return fire that may destroy the vehicle before the enemy’s position can be relayed.
Here are the Top 6 High Tech Sophisticated Reconnaissance vehicles in Indian Army
The Carrier Mortar Tracked (CMT) vehicle is a self-propelled mortar system developed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India. It is manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.
The Carrier Mortar Tracked vehicle is based on “Sarath” Indian licence-produced variant of BMP-2. The first prototype was complete in 1997 and it is currently in production at the Ordnance Factory Board, India. India manufactured around 220 CMT.Read More…..
The OT-62 TOPAS is a series of amphibious tracked armoured personnel carriers developed jointly by Poland and Czechoslovakia .This Reconnaissance vehicle is also act as Armoured personnel Carrier and is used to transport infantry to the battlefield.
India has presently three variants in service TOPAS,TOPAS-2A and FRT(Forward Repair Time vehicle) TOPAS.TOPAS-2A converted into Technical Support Vehicle which will provide technical support to the infantry in battlefield.Read MORE….
PRP-3 is a BMP-1 converted into an artillery reconnaissance vehicle. It entered service with the Soviet Army in 1970.It act as a Battlefield Surveillance system in Indian Army.
The vehicle was fitted with two R-123M or R-108 radios and optical devices which enabled it to function in the artillery/guided missile target indication, fire adjustment and/or artillery/mortar locating roles. It was armed with one PKT machine gun in a ball mount in front of the new, bigger, two-man turret which was positioned further back than in a normal BMP-1.Read More….
DRDO Armoured Ambulances is a tracked vehicle based on “Sarath” Indian license-produced variant of BMP-2. Designed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a branch of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), it is manufactured at the Ordnance Factory Medak.
It has in-built medical facilities including a continuous ECG monitoring, a ventilator, a suction unit to remove unwanted fluids, a DC refrigerator for preserving drugs and an air-conditioner with optional heating facility.Read MORE….
2)NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle
NBCRV (Nuclear Biological & Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle) is based on the versatile BMP IIK Amphibious Infantry Combat Vehicle. It is designed to meet the tactical requirements of the Military Engineers for carrying out Nuclear, Biological & Chemical contamination survey. It is equipped with state-of-the-art systems designed to meet the user requirements.
NBCRV is a fully tracked, highly mobile combat vehicle which is provided with armament and armoured protection. The purpose of the vehicle is to increase mobility and protection of crew that operates in the battlefield under the conditions when nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are used. The vehicle can cross the water obstacles afloat. The vehicle also can be used for air landing.
The OT-64 SKOT is an amphibious armored personnel carrier (8×8), developed jointly by Poland and Czechoslovakia (ČSSR) well into the 1960s.
OT-64 is basically the original version and used in the APC role. Early models were unarmed but later the vehicle was fitted with a pintle-mounted 7.62 mm light machine gun or 12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun.
OT-64A is the Improved version fitted with BPU-1 turret from Soviet BRDM-2 armoured scout car which is armed with a 14.5 mm KPVT heavy machine gun and 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun. The OT-64A is used as the basis for several command vehicles fitted with multiple radio sets, a 1 kW generator and an antenna mast.Read MORE…..