Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a robot which can defuse bombs up to 1,000 kg. The name of the robot is Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot (UXOR) and it has been developed to deal with Unexploded bombs.
The Indian Air Force will soon procure these robots. The need of this robot was felt during Balakot strike. After Balakot strike, Pakistan retaliated and targeted Indian Army installations. Pakistani Air Force dropped bombs which remained unexploded.
After the several trials, Indian Air Force is now in the process of acquiring these robots. This robot removes the need of humans to defuse bombs and it is monitored from a mobile centre.
DRDO scientist Alok Mukherjee said, “These robots are controlled remotely from a distance of 2 km. The operator can locate and defuse the explosive by using high pressure water jets.” Alok Mukherjee has been part of the developing team of this Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot (UXOR).
During the ongoing Defence expo in Lucknow, DRDO displayed this indigenously designed robot.