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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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).