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• Sensors for evaluation of artillery shells    2.2.6 Defence Terrain Research
                                                Laboratory (DTRL)
• Alternate gun ammunition
                                                    DTRL Delhi is committed to develop
COMBAT VEHICLES &                               high value terrain intelligence products for
ENGINEERING                                     the Armed Forces and Defence planning.
                                                Terrain characterization, sub-surface features
2.2.5 Combat Vehicles Research                  identification, river current and object velocity
and Development Establishment                   estimation, micro-relief estimation, terrain
(CVRDE)                                         threat potential analysis and micro-relief
                                                estimation are being targeted in ongoing and
    CVRDE Chennai is engaged in design,         planned future projects in microwave, hyper
development, testing and performance            spectral and thermal bands from various
evaluation of tracked combat vehicles           remote sensing platforms.
& specialist armoured tracked vehicles,
unmanned ground vehicles with various           Core Competencies/Thrust Areas
payloads and aircraft projects. The major
products developed by CVRDE are: armoured       • Development of reliable systems for
patrol car (scout car), armoured recovery            assessment of terrain characteristics
vehicle (Vijayanta), 130 mm SP catapult gun,         through modern techniques of terrain
carrier mortar tracked on BMP-II, bridge layer       evaluation for military potential.
tank (BLT-72), combat improved ‘Ajeya’, main
battle tank (MBT) Arjun Mk-I, self-propelled    • Trafficability studies and preparation of
(SP) 155 mm/52 caliber artillery gun (BHIM           mobility maps and going routes.
T6), Tank-Ex armoured ambulance, missile
carrier vehicles, carrier command post tracked  • Disaster assessment and prevention
(CCPT) on BMP-II and SP 130 mm artillery gun         studies.
(catapult on Arjun chassis).
                                                • Geographic Information System (GIS)
Core Competencies/Thrust Areas                       based development of decision support
• Design, develop, manufacture prototypes
     and performance evaluation and transfer    2.2.7 Research and Development
     of technologies of: tracked combat         Establishment (Engineers)
     vehicles, specialist tracked vehicles and  (R&DE(E))
     products for aerospace secondary power
     drive applications                             R&DE(E) Pune is engaged in the indigenous
                                                development of various engineering systems
• Vehicle dynamics                              for all the three wings of the Indian defence
                                                forces. R&DE(E) has developed and delivered
• Propulsion and power train                    state-of-the-art combat engineering - military
                                                bridging, mine-warfare and allied systems,
• Weapon dynamics and controls                  ground support systems and launchers for
                                                weapon programmes and field-defence
• Vetronics                                     and NBC collective-protection systems. The

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