NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested an indigenously developed low-weight, fire-and-forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The missile is being seen as one which will give a major push to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat‘, and strengthen the Indian Army.
“All mission objectives were met. The missile (MPATGM) has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range,” the DRDO said.
The research and development agency said that the missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art miniaturised infrared imaging seeker, along with advanced avionics.
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The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank, the DRDO also said, adding: “The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully.”