Mobile Contamination Analysis Station (Mobile Lab) developed by DRDO for rapid detection of contamination caused by NBC agents was handed over to the Indian Army in a ceremony held at DRDE Gwalior on June 18. Installed over 8x8 TATRA vehicle for cross country mobility, the the system armed with state-of-the-art technologies and equipment developed by DRDO labs will be of immense use for armed forces, though it can also be used by civil authorities. Aware of the increasing threat of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) weapons, DRDO has successfully developed many technologies for their detection, decontamination as well as for protection against such weapons of mass destruction so that loss of human life can be minimized in the event of such disaster. DRDE Gwalior, a leading DRDO laboratory, in collaboration with other sister labs has developed this Mobile Contamination Analysis Station (Mobile Lab), which is yet another milestone achieved by DRDO in this direction.
The Mobile Lab was flagged off by Dr. V. K. Saraswat, SA to RM, Secretary Defence R&D and DG, DRDO, after the key and the model of this mobile lab were handed over by Dr. W. Selvamurthy, Chief Controller R&D (LS) to Lt. Gen. A M Verma, PVSM, SM, VSM, Director General of Military Operations, in the presence of Dr. K. Sekhar, Chief Controller (MS&LIC), Maj. Gen. Sanjiv Langer, ADGMO, Maj. Gen. Vijai Sharma, ADGES, Brig. Anil Harnal, DDGPP (NBCW), Dr. Sudarshan Kumar, DOM, Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan, Director DRDE Gwalior, Dr. MVS Suryanarayan project leader of the project, Dr. Narendra Kumar, Director, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur and other officers from DRDO and the Services who were present to grace this occasion.