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DRDO Successfully Test Fires Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile

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DRDO successfully test fires laser-guided anti-tank guided missileOn October 1, 2020 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. It has a range of upto to 5 kilometres.

Development Agencies:

The Laser Guided Missile has been developed by Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun. 

Key Points:

i.ATGM uses a Tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) Warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles with a range from 1.5Km to 5 km.

ii.The Missile is undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun and is being developed for launch from multiple-platforms.

iii.This is the second successful test of the Missile, after DRDO successfully conducted the First Test on September 22, 2020.

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About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi