SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Samir V. Kamat, Chairman of DRDO in an interview with Financial Express confirmed that the Private firm Larsen & Toubro is working with DRDO to roll out the prototype of the Zorawar Lightweight Tank by next year that will weigh only 25 tons as mandated by the Indian Army Requirement but will be powered by a 1000hp engine that is optimized for high altitude operations at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Indian Army had given in-principle approval of light tank development earlier this year and light tank requirements were based on the Request for Information (RFI) that was issued last year for 350 25-tonne lightweight tanks.
Zorawar is likely to be equipped with a two-man turret armed with a 125 mm anti-tank gun. Zorawar is also likely to be equipped with an AI-based Swarm drone system that could be used to attack armor targets and also will have sufficient protection to take hits from anti-tank guns.
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