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What is Pravaig Field Pack?

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Pravaig Field Pack

Mains level : Not Much

A Bengaluru-based venture has produced a rugged tactical battery that it is now planning to sell to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces in Europe.

Pravaig Field Pack

  • It is a heavy-duty power bank that is portable and weighs 14 kilograms.
  • It is of great utility to the digitally connected modern military and Special Forces personnel who have to operate in high-risk zones while using gadgets that require constant power back-up.
  • These batteries are designed, engineered and made in India.
  • The field pack can be used to charge a MacBook 60 times.

Significance of Pravaig

  • This supply marks a major shift in the defense landscape of India — a tipping point in the reversal of India’s high technology defense industry, from users to developers, from importers to exporters.
  • The field pack can be used to energize a military person’s field duties and it can be used to deploy remote sensors.
  • A powerful tactical battery can be used even to operate larger military equipment such as drones and it can even help coordinate tactical operations which involve multiple weapons systems.

 

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