DRDO successfully test fired an indigenous anti tank missile
Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) successfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile(MPATGM) from Ahmednagar test range for the second time.
The two flight-tests were tested for different ranges, including maximum range capability. The MPATGM will complement the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile to be procured from Israel.
Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) :
♦ MPATGM is a man-portable anti-tank guided missile.
♦ They are primarily designed to hit and destroy heavily armoured military vehicles.
♦ MPATGMs range in size from shoulder-launched weapons which can be transported by a single soldier, to larger tripod-mounted weapons which require a squad or team to transport and fire, to a vehicle and aircraft-mounted missile systems.