Pune: Amidst Russia-Ukraine War, DRDO has successfully test-fired an indigenous Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) to destroy tanks on the battlefield. During the test, the Indian Army managed to send the indigenous ATGM Bulls-Eye fired from the Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun.
According to the Defense Ministry, the Laser Guided ATGM was tested at the KK Firing Range of the Armored Corps Center and School, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, of the Indian Army. During this test, the ATGM hit the target directly and obtained the textbook precision. During this, the telemetry system also recorded the missile’s flight-performance satisfactorily.
Giving information about this, the ministry said in its statement that this anti-tank guided missile was fired from the Arjun Battle Tank. After which this test has been successful. Whatever target was set for the missile, it has hit the target accurately.
Bulls Eye 🎯
The #ATGM hit the target with textbook precision.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 28, 2022
ATGM has been tested on multiple platforms
According to DRDO, this fully indigenous ATGM is fitted with a High Explosive Anti-Tank Warhead, due to which it can destroy such tanks and armored vehicles which are fitted with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). This ATGM has been tested on multiple platforms and the current test was also done with 120 mm rifle gun of MBT Arjun tank.
#DRDOUpdates | Indigenously developed Laser Guided ATGM was successfully tested today from MBT Arjun. Missile hit the bull’s eye with textbook precision. Trial has established the ATGMs capability to engage targets from min to max ranges. @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/bwZ25vyfMI
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) June 28, 2022
Let us tell you that a large number of tanks have been used in the Russia-Ukraine war. But these tanks have also been destroyed by using advanced ATGMs. In such a situation, ATGM is going to play an important role in any war. According to DRDO, achieving the target in low-lying areas with any tank remains a big challenge. But MBT Arjun has successfully accomplished this through indigenous ATGM.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and Indian Army on the successful test of indigenous ATGM. He said that the development of indigenous ATGM is a positive step towards self-reliant India in the defense sector of the country.