Products inducted into services
Armoured Patrol Car (Scout Car)  
Armoured Patrol Car was developed on Nissan 1 ton chassis for escort duties of ҂Ҡvehicle convoys in insurgency prone areas.
Armoured Recovery Vehicle  
Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was designed adapting the basic Vijayanta chassis to replace Sherman and Centurion ARVs. Lifting capacity is of more than 8 ton and pulling capacity is more than 20 ton.
130mm SP Gun - CATAPULT
The Self Propelled Medium Artillery Gun was developed on Vijayanta Chassis for firing both HE and AP ammunitions. Maximum range of the gun is more than 25 km.
Carrier Mortar Tracked on BMP-2  
Designed to mount and fire an 81mm mortar from within the vehicle. Number of rounds of mortar ammunition is stowed in the vehicle. CMT is also equipped with a 84mm Rocket Launcher and 7.62mm machine gun for aerial targets. Based on an Army indent, Ordnance Factory, Medak, produced these vehicles and inducted into the Services.
Products Under Production
Bridge Layer Tank (BLT - T-72)  
BLT ֠T-72 is a variant of T-72 M1 tank and has an option to carry long Military Load Classification 70 bridge, which can be used to cross canal/stream/river by all tracked & wheeled vehicles in service with Indian Army.
Combat Improved Ajeya Tank
CI-Ajeya tank is the modernized version of T-72. The tank capability was enhanced with Global Positioning System (GPS), Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) and Integrated Fire Detection and Suppression System (IFDSS) to the level of contemporary combat vehicles. The upgradation of the tank is being done by HVF, based on CVRDE design and issued to the Army for use.
Arjun Main Battle Tank  
Designed to Indian Armyӳ most stringent specification & operational conditions, Arjun MBT represents the translation of advanced design into a reliable and effective weapon system to meet the varied threats. Adopting most advanced technologies, Arjun MBT offers the troops in the battlefield, state-of-the-art tank with superior firepower, high mobility, and excellent protection. After successful completion of exhaustive automotive & firing trials, Arjun MBT, produced at HVF, was already inducted into the Services. Further, the Indian Army is likely to place additional production order on HVF, Avadi, soon for Arjun MBT Mk-II.
Armoured Ambulance    
Armoured Ambulance Tracked vehicle was developed by CVRDE on a modified BMP-II chassis for evacuation of battle field casualties with excellent medical care. It has been designed with provisions to carry four stretcher patients or two stretcher and four sitting patients or eight sitting patients with two medical attendants. Equipped with Defibrillator for continuous ECG monitoring, automatic external defibrillation and pacing, NIBP and pulse oxymetry, ventilator for artificial ventilations, suction unit for removal of abdominal fluids, refrigerator and conventional medical equipments. It is air conditioned with 3 ton AC for crew comfort. Ordnance Factory, Medak has manufactured andissued production vehicles to Army.
A state-of-the-art 155mm Self Propelled gun named ԂHIMԠhas been developed by CVRDE by integrating the T6 turret of M/S LIW, South Africa, onto the Arjun derivative chassis & automotive system. After successful field trials, Army has recommended induction of this equipment into service. M/S BEML has been nominated as the nodal agency for the production of BHIM. M/S BEML is to manufacture BHIM chassis and integrate with T6 turret.
Technology Demonstrated Products
Ex. Tank is a combination of Upgraded T-72M1(Ajeya) Chassis and the State-of-the-Art Arjun MBT weapon system to provide superior Fire power, better Mobility & excellent Protection with lesser weight and at affordable cost.  
Arjun BLT is a variant of Arjun MBT and has an option to carry long Military Load Classification 70 bridge. This can be used to cross canal/stream/river by all tracked & wheeled vehicles in service with Indian Army.
CCPT was successfully designed and developed for accomplishing all tactical / technical fire control functions to achieve effective deployment of Self-Propelled (SP) Artillery guns . The importance of this project is that it is the first of its kind with tracked chassis housing Artillery Combat Command and Control Systems (ACCCS) for accomplishing fire control functions of all the versions of Artillery guns, both towed & self propelled versions. The CCPT is a re-engineered BMP vehicle with an extended chassis and additional bogie wheels, thereby achieving an improved 15 cubic metre/m3 of space in the equipment compartment. Hence, CCPT serves as a common platform for command post functions of all the Indian Artillery guns. The satisfactory performance of CCPT during summer desert trials in 2009 culminated into user recommendation for introduction into service. Based on the successful outcome of subsequent confirmatory trials, the Users proposed to release the production indent for CCPT vehicle in the near future.

Arjun Catapult has been successfully designed and developed as per the requirement of the Indian Army, by integrating the 130 mm (SP) Catapult Gun on the modified Arjun Chassis and Automotive System. The performance of the first prototype has been successfully demonstrated to the User during the Automotive and Firing trials in 2012. However, further improvements are under incorporation to firm-up the configuration for production.
Aircraft Products
Aircraft Mounted Accessory Gear Box (AMAGB) is a critical Line Replacement Unit (LRU) and forms a very important part of Secondary Power System (SPS) of LCATejas. AMAGB was first time designed and developed in the country with important technical features, such as, lightweight, compact, high speed, single input and multioutput gearbox of aeronautical standards. The gearbox has self-contained lubrication system which ensure the safe functioning of the gearbox.

Arjun MBT Training Simulators

Training simulators were designed and developed by CVRDE to meet the various levels of training required to familiarize the Arjun MBT gunner, commander and driver on hardware controls and switches present in their respective compartment. Simulators impart exhaustive and extensive training in a cost effective way without using the actual MBT. The emergencies/ situations, which are not possible in actual tank training can be experienced through simulators and solutions to realize/overcome the problems can be imparted to the trainee during the exercise. Based on the training needs, the following simulators were, designed and developed indigenously by CVRDE:

  1. Classroom Trainer for Gunner and Driver
  2. Desktop Trainer for Gunner
  3. Gunnery Training Simulator
  4. Turret Simulator
  5. Driving Simulator and
  6. Troop Training Simulator


CVRDE is carrying out an UGV project entitled "MUNTRA", involving the conversion of a BMP class of vehicles into teleoperated & autonomous vehicles.

  • The MUNTRA UGV is the first unmanned tracked vehicle from DRDO and is designed to be configurable for different missions. The UGV developed has a very diverse range of technologies and systems incorporated in it, including electro-optics, sensor fusion, electro-mechanical actuators and communication systems.
  • Various innovative methodologies are implemented in the MUNTRA UGV, including dynamic power management to ensure optimum use of the available power and software design to facilitate interoperability between UGV systems.
  • Indigenously developed GIS is extensively used in the MUNTRA UGV for planning missions and for recording the details of the paths traversed.
  • Various failsafe mechanisms are incorporated in the MUNTRA UGV to ensure safe and error free operations.
  • The MUNTRA UGV was developed conforming to various military standards for both hardware and software designs.

Technologies Developed for Autonomous Navigation of Unmanned Ground Vehicle(UGV)


For a vehicle to navigate in autonomous, the environment around the vehicle should be explored using sensors that provide adequate information about the environment. CVRDE has developed obstacle detection system using stereo vision and 2D LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging).


Advanced Automotive Electrical System (AAES)

  • Implementation of In-vehicle networked tank using MILSTD 1553B
  • Embedded System control for Hull Management in RTOS environment
  • Integrated Electronic Touch screen Dashboard with multi-page configuration
  • Online data logging and BITE capability for analysis of Automotive Trial Performance
  • AAES

This system has successfully covered field trials of more than 2500 km in the desert terrain.


1. CAN Bus Based Drive-By-Wire System for Commercial Vehicles

The major functions of the CAN bus based Drive-by-Wire system are Automatic Transmission Control, Automatic Lighting Control and Intelligent Display unit. In case of any electrical/solenoid failure, this system displays a warning message and the transmission will come to safety shift. In this Drive-by-wire system, sensors and controllers are interconnected via CAN bus. This system has been integrated into an Ashok Leyland chassis and successfully completed around 2000 km of trial runs.

2. Transmission Controller For NAT 500 Automatic Transmission

NAT 500 automatic transmission controller has been designed and developed as a Spin-off of Indigenous Transmission of AFV. An automatic gear controller for this transmission has also been developed. The Direction and Gear Selector unit was designed in house. This controller has been designed with Data logging facilities. The logged data can be used for diagnostic purposes using custom built software. This controller has been extensively tested in a test bed and then integrated on an Ashok Leyland test chassis. The development of the controller was culminated to a successful completion, after conducting the road trials of the test chassis satisfactorily.