Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully test firing its Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM).
“Congratulations to @DRDO_India for successfully conducting test firing of Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar. India is proud of team DRDO which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future,” Singh tweeted.
Earlier, DRDO introduced it had successfully test fired the missile on the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar on Tuesday. The company additional mentioned in these assessments, the missiles–fired from MBT Arjun Tank–successfully defeated a goal at three kilometre.
On varied options of the missile, DRDO mentioned ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Rear Armour (ERA) protected autos. “The missile has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from a gun of MBT Arjun,” the company additional defined.
ATGM has been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, in affiliation with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.
Also on Tuesday, DRDO had carried out a profitable flight test of ABHYAS High Speed Expandable Aerial Target (HEAT) autos from a test vary in Balasore, Odisha.