DRDO successfully test-fires second laser-guided anti-tank guided missile

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An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile was successfully test-fired on Thursday in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, officials said.

It was the second such successful test firing of the missile, having a range of up to 5 km, in the last 10 days, they said.

The weapon was test fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar on Tuesday, the officials said.

“The ATGM employs a tandem heat warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour (ERA)protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

It said the ATGM has been developed with a capability to launch from multiple platforms and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by the DRDO.

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