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Laser Guided ATGM Successfully Test-fired
Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar on 22nd Sep 2020. In these tests, the ATGM successfully defeated a target located at 3 km. 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.
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.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successfully test firing of the Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges.
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO congratulated DRDO personnel and industry on the successful test firing.
Key Words: DRDO, Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile, ATGM, MBT, Arjun Tank, KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School, ACC&S, Explosive Reactive Armour, ERA, Armament Research & Development Establishment, ARDE, HEMRL, Instruments Research & Development Establishment, IRDE.