DRDO test fires Laser Guided ATGM

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NewDelhi : India’ Defence Research agency DRDO on Thursday successfully test fired indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 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 22ndSeptember.

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.

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