Army today inducted first batch of 12 indigenously designed and developed Short Span Bridging systems into the Corps of Engineers. The system has been designed by DRDO and manufactured by L&T. Speaking on the occasion, Army Chief General M M Naravane said this bridging system will boost the country’s capability because there is always a need for 10-metre bridges.
General Naravane said this bridge Designed and developed in India and is a step in Atmanirbhar Bharat. Army chief said operations especially in the western borders will get a boost and will help the mechanised forces.
DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy said Trials are also underway at Kolar. He said, Bharat Electronics has been given the technology transfer and Discussions are underway regarding further inputs from armed forces. Dr Reddy said, many private companies have also come and they have also being given technology transfer. Dr Reddy said by end of August, L&T will be able to deliver about 30 bridges.
The equipment will meet the important requirements of providing mobility to forces by speedy bridging of gaps during operations.
AIR correspondent reports, this accomplishment is a step towards weaning away country’s armed forces from foreign manufactured equipment with the Bridge indigenously designed, developed and delivered.