Armoured Ambulance Tracked Vehicle handed over to DGQA
The transfer of AHSP (Authorized Holder of Sealed Particulars) of Armoured Ambulance Tracked (AAT) vehicle from Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) to Controllerate of Quality Assurance (Infantry Combat Vehicles) (CQA (ICV)) was held at CVRDE on 10th August 2017. Distinguished Scientist and Director, CVRDE handed over the AHSP transfer certificate to the Controller CQA (ICV) in a grand function organized at CVRDE, Avadi, Chennai - 54. Lt Gen Shamsher Singh, DGQA, Shri. PK Srivatsava, Member/AV, Shri NM Kandaswamy, Officiating Addl. DGQA (CV), Senior GM HVF, Sr.GM OFMK, Controller CQA (ICV) and many other dignitaries attended the function.
Armoured Ambulance Tracked Vehicle is designed for the speedy evacuation of battle field causalities with immediate medical care to the nearest hospital. It is equipped with latest medical equipments viz Defibrillator / Cardiac monitor, Ventilator, Suction apparatus, etc and fitted with environment control system for cooling and heating in summer and winter. AAT can evacuate 4 structure patients or 2 structure patients and 4 sitting patients or 8 sitting patients at a time. Two medical attendants are seated in the vehicle to take care of the patients. AAT can operate in all extreme terrains, it has armour protection, ability to cross all obstacles and is an amphibian.
AAT is in production at Ordnance Factory, Medak in Telengana and as on date 162 AAT vehicles, out of the order quantity of 288 vehicles, worth of Rs. 603 Crores have been issued to Indian Army.
- T Shanmugam