The indigenously developed laser-guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was efficiently test-fired from the Important Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun on the Karakoram ranges with the assist of Armoured Corps Centre and Faculty (ACCS) on Tuesday. The missile was test-fired by the Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Military.
“On this take a look at, the ATGM has hit the bull’s eye with textbook precision and efficiently defeated the goal at minimal ranges. Telemetry methods recorded the passable flight efficiency of the missile,” a Defence Ministry assertion mentioned.
The all-indigenous ATGM employs a tandem Excessive Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured automobiles. The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch functionality and is at the moment present process technical analysis trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun, the ministry additional acknowledged.
Partaking the targets at decrease ranges is a problem because of the dimensional constraints of tank launched ATGMs, which has been efficiently achieved by the ATGM for MBT Arjun, the assertion mentioned.
“With right now’s trial, the ATGM’s functionality to have interaction targets from minimal to most vary has been established. Earlier the trials have been profitable for max vary,” the assertion added.