Medha IAS

AERV Inducted Into Indian Army


On 21st December, 2021, the first batch of Indigenous Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicles was inducted into the Indian Army.

Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle (AERV)

  • These next-generation vehicles were inducted into the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army.
  • AERV has been indigenously designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • It was manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Medak in association with Bharat Electronics Limited, Pune.
  • These vehicles will be deployed with individual engineering formations, mainly on the Western front.

Significance

  • The vehicle is capable of carrying out reconnaissance of water obstacles and boggy patches for execution of engineer tasks with capabilities to carry out reconnaissance.
  • It can provide real time update to force commanders.
  • The system will enhance existing engineer reconnaissance capabilities of Indian Army and would be a major game changer in support of mechanised operations in future conflicts.