New Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment from BEML

BEML has virtually unveiled its first Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment prototype designed to mark and fence minefields quickly and semi-automatically By DA Reporter / 04 Jun 2021

BEML Limited has rolled out the first Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II (MMME Mk II) prototype designed for marking and fencing minefields at a faster rate and semi-automatically with minimal human intervention. 

The MMME Mk II system was built on the BEML ‘Atmanirbharta’ TATRA 6×6 vehicle developed through transfer of technology from Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The equipment is capable of marking/fencing at a minimum rate of 1.2 km/hr with inter-picket spacing of 15 m. The picket can be driven to a maximum depth of 450 mm and the system can store 500 pickets and 15 km of polypropylene rope at any one time.

MMME Mk II system is designed to operate in the plains of Punjab, as well as the semi-desert and desert of Rajasthan, in all weather conditions. 

BEML is expected to receive orders of more than 55 systems from the Indian MoD after the successful trial evaluation.

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