The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti- Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
It has given a major boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat by strengthening the Indian Army and DRDO.
The DRDO stated that the missile was launched for a man-launcher integrated with a thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank (MPATGM) on July 21st.
The DRDO further stated that the missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully.
“All the mission objectives were met. The missile (Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile) has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imagining Seeker along with advanced avionics, DRDO stated
The successful flight test was done from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday, July 21st.
According to a report in Mint, the man-portable missile is launched using a tripod designed for a maximum range of 2.5 km with a launch weight of less than 15kg. Its control flight tests have been successfully carried out, while guided flight tests (with IIR Seeker) are planned.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and the Industry for the successful test. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr.G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the team for the successful test.