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.
#WATCH Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile system successfully hitting its target during the test firing by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from a firing range in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, today. All test parameters were met. pic.twitter.com/yNN5ahsHgZ— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2019
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.