Successful trials of ‘Dhruvastra’ show India’s ability to take on China, Pakistan

The genesis
HELINA (Helicopter based NAG) is a third generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). A variant of HELINA Weapon System called DHRUVASTRA is being inducted into the Indian Air Force.

Successful trials
According to a report by ANI, trials of ‘Dhruvastra’ were conducted on July 15 and July 16 at Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore. The trails were conducted without a helicopter in direct and top attack mode.

Infrared capabilities
The ATGM is guided by an infrared imaging seeker (IIS) operating in the lock-on before-launch mode and helps in further strengthening the defence capabilities of the country. (Representative)

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