DRDO tests indigenously developed ‘fire & forget’ anti-tank missile
The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site the target was mimicking a tank
DRDO | Indian Army
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire & forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
DRDO said it will be a major boost to Modi government’s flagship “Atmanirbhar Bharat” scheme strengthening Indian Army.
The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site the target was mimicking a tank. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully, said DRDO.
“All the mission objectives were met. The missile (Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile) has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics,” said DRDO.
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First Published: Wed, July 21 2021. 17:03 IST