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Indian Army, DRDO successfully test-fire indigenous ATGMs


The Indian Army and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have successfully examined all-indigenous, laser-guided, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

The ATGMs have been fired from the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) at KK Ranges with the assist of the Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

In a press release, the Indian Ministry of Defence stated the missiles hit the targets at two totally different ranges with precision and successfully destroyed them.

The flight efficiency of the missiles was passable as per knowledge recorded by the telemetry methods.

The ATGM makes use of a tandem, excessive explosive, anti-tank warhead to hit explosive reactive armour (ERA) protected armoured automobiles.

The weapon system is supplied with a multi-platform launch functionality. At current, the ATGM is present process technical analysis trials from the 120mm rifled gun of the Arjun MBT.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the DRDO and the Indian Army for the profitable test-firing of the ATGMs and Department of Defence R&D secretary and DRDO chairman Dr Satheesh Reddy congratulated the groups related to the mission.

In June this yr, the Indian Army and DRDO successfully examined a laser-guided ATGM that hit the goal with precision and at minimal ranges.   

The check launch established the ATGM’s functionality to have interaction targets from minimal to most ranges.

Later in July, the DRDO performed the maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator.

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