The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges at Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar on 22nd Sep 2020.
“In these tests, the ATGM successfully defeated a target located at 3 km. Laser guided ATGMs lock and track the targets with the help of laser designation to ensure precision hit accuracy,” Ministry of Defence said in its press release
According to Ministry of defence, The missile employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles. It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from gun of MBT Arjun.
This Missile has been developed by the Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune, and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and said, “India is proud of Team DRDO which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future.”
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.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 23, 2020
India is proud of Team DRDO which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future. pic.twitter.com/WuBivV7VYU