Indigenous anti-tank guided missile successfully tested by DRDO

Thursday’s trials were mainly to establish the minimum and maximum range of the missile and it was established successfully.

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Yet another successful test fire by the Defence Research and Development Organisation by test firing the Indian-made ATGM (anti-tank guided missile) from the Arjun MBT (main battle tank).

The ATGM was tested at the KK Ranges, Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra with the support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) on Thursday, 4th august.

The ATGM is a laser-guided missile and it successfully destroyed the target. The missile uses a tandem high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead to neutralise explosive reactive armour (ERA) which is used to armour armoured vehicles like tanks, and armour personnel carriers (APC) and much more.

This missile is developed to have a multiplatform launch, as in, it can be fired from a handheld launcher, the gun of a tank or a launcher installed on a vehicle. This test involved firing and evaluation trials firing from a 120mm gun of the Arjun MBT.

Thursday’s trials were mainly to establish the minimum and maximum range of the missile and it was established successfully.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has complimented DRDO and the Indian Army for the successful performance of the Laser Guided ATGMs.Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams associated with the test firing of Laser Guided ATGMs