In a major boost to the ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector, the Indian Army has inducted the first 12 indigenously developed 10 metres Short Span Bridging systems. The system will enable the Indian Army to overcome geographical obstacles like small rivers and canals if operations take place along the western borders with Pakistan.
Indian Army to receive 10 metres Short Span Bridging system
The systems were handed over to the Corps of Engineers by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane at Delhi Cantt. In addition, the bridging systems are worth over Rs 492 crore and have been designed by Indian Army Engineers along with DRDO and manufactured by Larsen and Toubro Limited within the country.
The Army officials added that despite the COVID-19 restrictions placed on industries in the last year, the supply of the bridging systems to the Indian Army has been on schedule.
‘Private companies have been given technology transfer’: DRDO
Speaking to ANI, DRDO Chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy revealed that the private companies have been entrusted with the technology transfer for the defence system.
In addition, he also informed that trials are currently underway in Kolar. Reddy added that Bharat Electronics has also been given the technology transfer.