DRDO successfully test fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired indigenously designed and developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the deserts of Pokhran in Rajasthan.

KeY Highlights:

1. Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) incorporates many advanced features, including, image infrared radar (IIR) seeker with integrated avionics.
2. MPATGM capable of being fired from the shoulder and can be used during day and night.
3. MPATGM is fitted with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.
4. MPATGM is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), developed by DRDO in association with VEM Technologies Ltd.
5. MPATGM has a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometers.

MPATGM are being developed to replace the French origin anti-tank guided missile Milan and Soviet semi-automatic wire-guided missile Konkur in service with Indian Army. The test trail at Rajasthan was the fourth overall development trial of the MPATGM.

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