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.