DRDO, Indian Army conduct successful trials of indigenous Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile Weapon System

Pokhran: Defence Ministry says dual mode seeker functionality is a great value addition to missile capability for tank warfare

BY | Sunday, 14 April, 2024

The Warhead Flight Trials for Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System were successfully conducted at the Pokhran Field Firing Range, Rajasthan on 13th April 2024. The Spokesperson of Defence informed that the missile performance and warhead performance were found to be remarkable

MPATGM was indigenously designed and developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), has been field evaluated in different flight configurations several times with the objective of proving the technology with high superiority. The system consisted of the MPATGM, Launcher, Target Acquisition System, and the Fire Control Unit.

Adequate number of missile firing trials have been successfully conducted towards achieving compliance of complete operational envelop as stipulated in the General Staff Qualitative Requirements (Infantry, Indian Army).

Penetration trials of the Tandem Warhead System of MPATGM have been successfully completed and it is found capable of defeating modern armour protected Main Battle Tank. The ATGM system is well-equipped with day/night and top attack capability. Dual mode seeker functionality is a great value addition to the missile capability for tank warfare. With this, technology development and successful demonstration have been concluded and the system is now ready for Final User Evaluation Trials leading towards its induction into the Indian Army.

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