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DRDO flight-tests indigenously developed Antitank Guided Missile

Missile launched from man portable Tripod

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Missile launched from man portable Tripod

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested of indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM), in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on 11 September 2019.

 

In a major boost for Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

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, said the Defence Ministry on 11 Sept 2019.

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 3rd generation man portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously. fiinews.com

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