Flight Testing of DRDO’s Laser Guided ATGM

New Delhi

The indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test-fired today on 1st Oct 2020 defeating a target located at a longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in continuation of a successful trial done on 22nd Sep 2020.

The ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armored 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 a 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

This 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.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for this successful feat. Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO congratulated DRDO personnel for this achievement which paves the way for Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
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