DRDO successfully test fires Laser Guided ATGM from MBT Arjun

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The ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km

The state-run DRDO successfully test fired indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) on Thursday.

The test firing was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar in continuation of successful trial done on September 22, said Ministry of Defence.

The ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat explosive reactive armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km.

It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

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

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for this successful feat.

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