The Indian Army’s troops will soon be able to move faster in high altitude regions, thanks to the Mountain Foot Bridge (MFB) developed by the city’s Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The bridge made of high-strength aluminium alloys costs below Rs 1 crore. Capable of withstanding conditions prevailing in high altitude regions like Siachen, it will soon be inducted in the force.
Experts from the laboratory claimed that user trials were positive and had achieved desired results according to the requirement fixed by the Indian Army.
L N Bhosale, a technical officer, told TOI, “The trials were carried out at Siachen glacier and in Arunachal Pradesh over two years. Their results are positive. As a result, the army has decided to induct the bridge.”