DRDO successfully test-fires Laser-Guided Anti Tank Missile

By: Express News Service | Pune |

Updated: September 23, 2020 8:42:19 pm

DRDO scientists said that the missile uses a warhead that has the capability to neutralise armoured vehicles which have Reactive Armours, which are specially designed protective armours used in military vehicles. (Twitter/@rajnathsingh)

In a step towards enhancing India’s armoured warfare capabilities, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test-fired the indigenously-developed Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from the Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun at KK Ranges in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.

Announcing the test, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted on Wednesday, “Congratulations to DRDO for successfully conducting test-firing of Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile from MBT Arjun at KK Ranges (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar. India is proud of Team DRDO, which is assiduously working towards reducing import dependency in the near future.”

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development and chairman of DRDO, also congratulated DRDO personnel and industry on the successful test firing.

KK Ranges is the firing range of the Armoured Corps Centre and School of the Indian Army (ACC&S) located on the outskirts of Ahmednagar. While some parameters of…

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