DRDO successfully flight-tests indigenously developed Antitank Guided Missile

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News: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed Man-Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

Facts:

About the missile:

  • Man-Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile(MPATGM) is a guided missile primarily designed to hit and destroy heavily armored military vehicles.
  • The missile is low weight and fire and forget missile.It was launched from a man-portable Tripod launcher.
  • The missile is incorporated with Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
  • The missile has a strike range of 2.5 km.It weighs around 14.5 kg to maintain man portability.

Additional information:

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):

  • DRDO was established in 1958 by the government of India.It is under the administrative control of Union Ministry of Defence.
  • DRDO aims to enhance India‚Äôs self-reliance in Defence Systems.It undertakes design & development leading to the production of a world-class weapon system.