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