Drdo Armoured Ambulance

DRDO Armoured Ambulances is a tracked vehicle based on "Sarath" ("Chariot of Victory") Indian license-produced variant of BMP-2. Designed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), a branch of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), it is manufactured at the Ordnance Factory, Medak.



It has in-built medical facilities including a continuous ECG monitoring, a ventilator, a suction unit to remove unwanted fluids, a DC refrigerator for preserving drugs and an air-conditioner with optional heating facility.

Seating configuration

It has a seating capacity of 12 person including 2 crew, 2 medical attendants and 8 sitting patients, but this can vary depending on the number of stretcher patients, 4 stretcher patients only or 2 stretcher and 4 sitting patients.

It retains the turret but without the gun or smoke grenade launchers. The ambulance can cross a variety of terrains and even traverse water With the same mobility as Sarath Infantry Combat Vehicle. Its Feature include a special blower and absorbent filter for nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection, and external and internal radio communication for navigation.

Development & Deployment

The first prototype was ready in December 2005, it had to undergo several changes before a trial in September 2006. On 21 August 2009 after three years and 56 modifications later, 10 vehicles were rolled out ready to be used by the Indian Army. The Indian Army has placed an indent for 275 armoured tracked ambulances.

See Also

External Links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment — Combat Vehicle Research Development Establishment Established March 1976 Director S. Sivakumar Address Avadi, Chennai 600 054 Location Chennai …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation — Sanskrit: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम् Strength s Origin is in Science [1] Agency overvi …   Wikipedia

  • BMP-2 — Infobox Weapon|is vehicle=yes| name=BMP 2 caption=An Iraqi BMP 2 captured during Operation Desert Storm type=Infantry fighting vehicle origin= Soviet Union length=6.72 m width=3.15 m height=2.45 m weight=14.3 tonnes suspension=torsion bar… …   Wikipedia

  • BMP-2 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda BMP 2 BMP 2 en exhibición País de origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear — For the cyanogen bromide molecular formula, see CBrN. CBRN (pronounced C BORN or C BURN) is an initialism for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear. It is used to refer to situations in which any of these four hazards have presented… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.