SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) co-developed Zorawar Light Tank Scaled Model was showcased at the DefExpo 2022. Zorawar Light Tank rollout has been planned for mid-2023 and work on the program is progressing at good speed claimed L&T officials to idrw.org.
Zorawar is a 25-ton Light tank that has been designed specifically for operations in high altitudes and will be powered by a High Altitude Operable Power pack (Engine + Transmission) of 1,000hp. Indian Army is looking to procure around 350 units to counter Chinese ZTQ 105/Type 15 lightweight tank deployment in the entire Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) including in Eastern Ladakh and opposite Sikkim.
According to DRDO officials, Zorawar will get next-gen niche technologies that include Artificial Intelligence, Drone integration, Active Protection Systems, High Degree of Situational Awareness.
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