India successfully test fires Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile


In a major boost for the Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested indigenously-developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system. The test fire was conducted in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

It is a low weight, fire-and-forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

This is the third successful test firing of the missile system which is being developed for Indian Army’s need for 3rd generation ATGMs.

The missile was launched from a man-portable tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met.

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This is the third series of successful testing of MPATGM. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.

The test paves way for the Army to have developed 3rd generation Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful test.