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DRDO Successfully Test Fires Laser-guided Anti-tank Guided Missile

Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed the ATGM in affiliation with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE).(Representative Image)

It was the second such profitable take a look at firing of the missile, having a variety of upto 5 km, within the final 10 days.

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  • Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 6:49 PM IST

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New Delhi: An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile was efficiently take a look at fired on Thursday in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, officers mentioned. It was the second such profitable take a look at firing of the missile, having a variety of upto 5 km, within the final 10 days, they mentioned. The weapon was take a look at fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar on Tuesday, the officers mentioned.

“The ATGM employs a tandem heat warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour (ERA)protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km,” the Defence Ministry mentioned in an announcement. It mentioned the ATGM has been developed with a functionality to launch from a number of platforms and is presently present process technical analysis trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.






The Arjun is a 3rd technology principal battle tank developed by the DRDO. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the profitable take a look at firing of the ATGM.

The ministry mentioned the defence minister congratulated the DRDO on profitable take a look at firing of the missile. Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed the ATGM in affiliation with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE).


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