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DRDO successfully tests indigenous anti-tank missile

A Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile is test-fired in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on September 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia

A Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile is test-fired in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on September 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia  

The missile was launched from a man portable tripod launcher, while the target was mimicking a functional tank.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested an indigenously-developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the ranges of Kurnool on September 11.

According to a press release, the missile was launched from a man portable tripod launcher, while 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, the press release added.

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 the way for the Army to have developed third generation man portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously.

 

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