DRDO’s flight-test of indigenously developed Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile successful

The missile was launched from a man-portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank.

Published: 11th September 2019 08:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2019 10:26 PM   |  A+A-

The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.  | (Image | MoD)

The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics. | (Image | MoD)

By Express News Service

DRDO has successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed low weight, fire & forget Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile on Wednesday.

Communicating the news Ministry of Defence (MoD) in its formal communiqué said, “In a major boost for Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.”

The missile was launched from a man-portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank.

The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met, added the MoD.

This is the third series of successful testing of MPATGM, which is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.

The successful trial paves the way for the Army to have developed third-generation man-portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful test.

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