DRDO efficiently check fires laser-guided anti-tank guided missile

New Delhi, October 1

An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile was successfully test fired on Thursday in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, officials said.

It was the second such successful test firing of the missile, having a range of upto 5 km, in the last 10 days, they said.

The missile was test fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School in Ahmednagar on Tuesday, said the officials.

“The ATGM employs a tandem heat warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

It said the ATGM had been developed with a capability to launch from multiple platforms and was currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by the DRDO.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the successful test firing of the ATGM.

Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment developed the ATGM in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory and Instruments Research and Development Establishment. PTI

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