India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous Laser-Guided Anti Tank Missiles

Main Battle Tank Arjun
Main Battle Tank Arjun

India on Thursday successfully test-fired an indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) at a military installation in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar. Main Battle Tank Arjun.

The Defense Ministry said the missiles struck targets with accuracy at two different ranges.

Guided Anti Tank Missiles

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the maker of the ATGM, and the Indian Army for the successful test-firing of the weapon.

“Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles were successfully test fired by DRDO and Indian Army from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun,” the ministry said.

The missiles were test fired at the KK range of Ahmednagar in collaboration with the Armored Corps Center and the school.

“The missiles struck with precision and successfully destroyed targets at two different ranges. The telemetry system has recorded satisfactory flight performance of the missiles,” the Defense Ministry said.

“The All-Indigenous Laser Guided ATGM utilizes a tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) protected armored vehicles,” it said.

The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials with 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy also congratulated the teams involved in the test firing of the ATGM.