Atmanribhar Bharat: DRDO successfully test fires laser-guided anti-tank guided missile

Team India Sentinels Thursday 1st of October 2020 10:40 PM

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.

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.


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