In what comes as a major boost for the Indian Army, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested the Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system.
Kurnool (Andhra): The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully flight-tested the indigenously-developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system on Wednesday in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
It is a low weight, fire-and-forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) and is the third successful test firing of the missile system which is being developed for Indian Army's need for 3rd generation ATGMs.
The missile was launched from a man-portable tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met.
This is the third series of successful testing of MPATGM. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
The test paves way for the Army to have developed 3rd generation Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful test.
Last Updated 2:45 PM IST