New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army on August 4 successfully test-fired indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles at KK Ranges, Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra with the support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S).
“Indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles were successfully test-fired from the Main Battle Tank Arjun by the DRDO and Indian Army. The missiles hit with precision and successfully destroyed the targets at two different ranges. Telemetry systems have recorded the satisfactory flight performance of the missiles,” the defence ministry said.
“The all-indigenous laser guided ATGM employs a tandem high explosive anti-tank warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour protected armoured vehicles,” it said.
The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120-mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun. With August 4 trials, consistency of ATGM’s capability to engage targets from minimum to maximum range has been established successfully.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh complimented the DRDO and the army for the successful performance of the ATGMs. Secretary of the department of defence R&D and chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams associated with the test firing of the ATGMs.