New Delhi, September 23
An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile has been efficiently test-fired by the DRDO at a firing vary in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, officers stated on Wednesday.
The weapon, having a variety of as much as 4 km, was test-fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar on Tuesday, they stated.
The laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is more likely to considerably improve the firepower functionality of the Indian Army notably alongside the frontiers with Pakistan and China, the officers stated.
Congratulations to @DRDO_India for efficiently conducting check firing of Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar.
India is happy with Team DRDO which is assiduously working in the direction of decreasing import dependency within the close to future. pic.twitter.com/WuBivV7VYU
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 23, 2020
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on profitable check firing of the ATGM.
“Congratulations to @DRDO_India for successfully conducting test firing of Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar. India is proud of Team DRDO which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future,” he tweeted.
The officers stated the ATGM hit the targets with complete accuracy and precision.
“The missile employs a tandem heat warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour protected armoured vehicles. It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from the gun of MBT Arjun,” stated an official.
The Arjun is a third-generation predominant battle tank developed by the DRDO.
Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed the ATGM in affiliation with the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE). —PTI