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Laser-guided anti-tank guided missile successfully test-fired from Arjun tank
New Delhi, September 23, 2020
The laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was successfully test-fired from main battle tank (MBT) Arjun at KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S), Ahmednagar on Tuesday.
In these tests, the ATGM successfully defeated a target located at 3 km, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.
Laser-guided ATGMs lock and track the targets with the help of laser designation to ensure precision hit accuracy.
The missile employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA)-protected armoured vehicles. It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from gun of MBT Arjun, the release said.
Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune, and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun have developed the missile.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for successfully test-firing the ATGM.
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO also congratulated DRDO personnel and the industry on the successful test-firing.