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600 indigenously manufactured self-neutralising anti-tank mines, often called “Vibhav”, have been inducted into the Military to offer mobility kill in opposition to all enemy armoured autos, officers mentioned on Monday.
The anti-tank mine is product of new-age plastic, which supplies it ample power and sturdiness to resist the necessities of storage, dealing with and working in various area situations, they added.
“It (the ‘Vibhav’ anti-tank mine) is already in production. It has been completed. It is now in demand. It has been inducted into the Indian Army. Six hundred mines have been inducted (recently),” an official of the manufacturing firm advised PTI.
Designed and developed fully indigenously in a three way partnership with the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) in India, “Vibhav” is a point-attack anti-tank munition, the officers mentioned.
They mentioned the mines are designed to offer mobility kill in opposition to all enemy armoured autos.
“Made from new age plastic, the mines have adequate strength and durability to withstand the requirements of storage, handling and operating in varying field conditions,” the official talked about above mentioned.
The munition may be laid each mechanically or manually, he added.
A number of security and actuation mechanisms have been integrated in “Vibhav” to make it secure to deal with, deadly in opposition to targets and dependable, the officers mentioned.
The built-in explosive, mechanical and digital security options guarantee utmost operator security, they added.
Alternatively, the lethality of the munition ensures effectiveness in opposition to all present and futuristic armoured autos, the officers mentioned.
The munition additionally incorporates an digital anti-handling and anti-lift machine (EAHALD) that stays lively for 120 days as soon as armed, they mentioned.
“We have made three changes in this mine. It has mechanical timers now. Due to this, after 120 days, it will be self-neutralised. It was not available in the earlier mines,” one of many officers mentioned.
The munition is beneath manufacturing by the Kalyani Group for the Indian Military. It has a storage lifetime of 10 years with no particular storage necessities, he added.