Indian Daksh ROV Enters Service

DRDO Newsletter Text: The first batch of five remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Daksh, designed and developed by Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) [R&DE (E)], Pune, was handed over to Maj Gen Rakesh Bassi, Director General Combat Engineers, by the DRDO’s S Sundaresh, in a flagging off ceremony held on 19 December 2011 at R&DE (E). A limited-series-production order for 20 Daksh has been placed by the Indian Army after extensive trials, testing and acceptance.

Daksh, a state-of-the-art ROV, will be an invaluable asset for Bomb Disposal Units of the Army, Police and Paramilitary Forces for handling improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and hazardous objects. It is the first indigenously developed unmanned vehicle or mobile-robot in the country Maj Gen Bassi said that it is an excellent effort made by DRDO and congratulated the Robotics Group of R&DE (E) for their tireless efforts. He added that the users will exploit the full potential of the system.The technology has been transferred for production to three firms, viz., M/s Dynalog (I) Ltd, M/s Theta Controls and M/s Bharat Electronics Ltd.

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9 thoughts on “Indian Daksh ROV Enters Service”

  1. All this is fine & dandy …but ay word on the MMRCA deceision yet ? We'd heard end of the month ; is it happening this month or month end in Shiv Lok ????

  2. Have seen such machines doing jobs for other armies, good to see that our army too gets a hand to such technologies (not sure though whether they were using anything like these before)

  3. Keep it up DRDO. More Private Partnership Should be involved in other projects for manufacturing and Development. But one query : Will it be fitted with automatic assault weapon to counter insurgents?

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