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India successfully test fires Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system
  Wednesday 11 September, 2019
India successfully test fires Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system

In a major boost for infantry troops of the Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully test fired Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system from a firing range in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. This is the third successful test firing of missile system which is being developed for Army’s need for third generation Anti-tank guided missile.

India today successfully test fired Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile system from a firing range in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 3rd successful test firing of missile system which is being developed for Indian Army’s need for 3rd generation Anti-tank guided missile. pic.twitter.com/O5QYigZdrc

— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2019

The missile was fired from a tripod and target was simulated to be a functional tank. The missile succeeded in hitting the target in the top attack mode and completely decimated the target.

The missile was fired from a tripod and target was simulated to be a functional tank. The missile hit the target in the top attack mode and completely destroyed the target. https://t.co/FOZcwmbliE

— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2019

Developed indigenously by DRDO, the missile is equipped with many advanced features, including ultra-modern imaging infrared radar seeker with integrated avionics. The MPATGM is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) comes loaded with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. The maximum engagement range of this missile is about 2.5 kilometers.

Source: https://zeenews.india.com/india/india-successfully-test-fires-man-portable-anti-tank-guided-missile-system-2233805.html

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