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BEML hands over 15M Sarvatra Bridge system to Army

BEML has handed over the first set of Sarvatra Bridge system to Indian Army against an order of 22 bridging systems which has been designed by R&DE (Engineers) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Bengaluru: BEML Limited, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence, handed over first set of 15M Sarvatra Bridge System to Indian Army on November 11. The Bridge system was received by Major General S Radhakrishnan and Director General (Combat Engineers) on behalf of Indian Army and handed over by BEML's Director (Defence Business) RH Murliadhara. BEML had received orders for 22 sets of Sarvtra Bridging system and received bulk production clearance in the month of October.

What is Sarvtra Bridge System?

The Sarvatra truck-mounted bridging system designed by R&DE (Engineers) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army and manufactured by BEML. The bridge can be placed over water and land obstacles to provide 75 meters of bridge-length for battle tanks, supply convoys and troops. The system is designed to take the weight of the Arjun MBT, by far the heaviest vehicle in the Army's inventory. The Sarvatra is presently in service with the Army. Sarvatra is mounted on BEML Tatra 8x8 truck, multi-span, mobile bridging system indigenously. Sarvtra Bridge System is a quick launching bridge system which helps in negotiating wet and dry obstacles on the battlefields with the help of double operated advanced hydraulic mechanisms. It is designed for heavy load class, capable of negotiation of all vehicles including MBT Arjun. For manufacture of Sarvatra Bridging System BEML is supported by L&T, Pune, Dantal Hydraulics and Oscar Equipment, Kolkata. Sarvatra Bridge consists of Bridge Structure, Launching Mechanism, Hydraulics and Electrical System, Pier system. BEML Palakkad complex manufacture and supply heavy duty all-terrain trucks for Indian Army for various applications like Radars, Missile launchers, Ammunition Carriers, Tank Transporters, Command Post Vehicle, Bridge laying vehicles etc. Disclaimer: This story is a press release and is being published without any editing by PSU Watch desk. Our editorial team has only changed the headline.