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DRDO anti-tank missile test-fired successfully

New Delhi, Mar 14 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 3/14/2019 12:02:10 PM IST

In a major boost for infantry troops of the Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test-fired Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the desert ranges of Rajasthan.

According to Defence Ministry sources, the MPATGM launched from the shoulder is low weight, fire and forget. Developed by DRDO, the missile is equipped with many advanced features, including ultra-modern imaging infrared radar seeker with integrated avionics. The MPATGM is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) comes loaded with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. It has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometers. It is expected that the mass production of these missiles would begin in 2021.
 

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