In a major boost for Indian defence forces, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday (September 29) successfully testfired its Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar.
According to DRDO, in these tests, ATGM successfully defeated a target at 3 km. “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 a gun of MBT Arjun,” said the DRDO.
On Tuesday, the DRDO also conducted the successful flight test of ABHYAS–High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT). The flight test was done from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha.