In the defense sector also, India is fast becoming self-reliant (Atmanirbhar Bharat). In this sequence, DRDO today successfully test-fired indigenously developed Fire and Forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
Another step towards self-reliant India, DRDO successfully launched MPATGM missile.
The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed Low Weight Fire and Forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The organization gave this information on Wednesday. DRDO said that this test will help in promoting self-reliant India and strengthen the Indian Army.
DRDO said that this missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal sight. In this the target was imitating a tank. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision. DRDO said that the test has successfully verified the minimum threshold.
Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile.
In a bid to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat and strengthen the Indian Army, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) today launched an indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget man-portable anti- Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) has been successfully test fired.
Giving information about this, DRDO said that all the objectives of the mission were fulfilled. The missile (Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile) has been successfully flight tested to the maximum extent. It was informed by the organization that the missile has been incorporated with state-of-the-art Small Infrared Imaging Seeker with Endavas Avionics.
The army will increase and strength, successful test of man-portable anti-tank guided missile.
Significantly, India is continuously promoting indigenous manufacturing in the defense sector. The central government had said on Monday itself that 119 defense proposals worth Rs 2,15,690 crore have been approved in the last three financial years to promote indigenous manufacturing. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt said that under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign, the government has taken several steps to help in the development of defense equipment at the domestic level.
Earlier on June 28, the DRDO had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying the E-generation ‘Agni’ class nuclear warhead.
This surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 2000 km. DRDO successfully test-fired ‘Agni P’ from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.
Singh tweeted, “Congratulations to DRDO for the first successful test of ‘Agni P’, an upgraded version of the Agni class missiles. I appreciate the efforts of the team involved in this mission.” He said that many advanced technologies have been incorporated in the missile including propulsion system, innovative guidance and control system and state-of-the-art navigation system.