New Delhi: The indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired on Thursday, defeating a target located at longer range.
The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in continuation of successful trial done on September 22.
The ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km.
Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile was successfully tested, defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar today in continuation of successful trial done on 22nd sep 2020. pic.twitter.com/U3TVWsDG0y— DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 1, 2020
It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
This Laser Guided Missile has been developed by Armament R&D Establishment (ARDE), Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for this successful feat.
Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO congratulated DRDO personnel for this achievement which paves the way for Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.