Why in News?
- 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.