New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Army on Thursday (August 4, 2022) successfully fired an indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun at KK. tested. Ranges in association with Armored Corps Center and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. In an official statement, the Defense Ministry said the missiles struck with precision and successfully destroyed targets at two different ranges. The telemetry system has recorded satisfactory flight performance of the missiles.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh appreciated DRDO and Indian Army for the successful demonstration of Laser Guided ATGM.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development and Chairman, DRDO also congratulated the teams involved in the test firing of Laser Guided ATGMs.
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According to the Defence Ministry, the All-Indigenous Laser Guided ATGM Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) uses a tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat protected armored vehicles.
The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials with 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.