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  • The first set of indigenously developed next-generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle was inducted into the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army.
  • The system has been designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak & Bharat Electronics Limited, Pune. 
  • The system will enhance the existing engineer reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Army and would be a major game-changer in support of mechanized operations in future conflicts.
  • The vehicle is capable of carrying out reconnaissance of water obstacles and boggy patches for the execution of engineer tasks with capabilities to carry out reconnaissance and provide real-time updates to force commanders.