DRDO to complete technology demonstration of PGMs in a year

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will complete the technology demonstration of an ambitious project to fire hi-tech Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) from a mother missile at various targets simultaneously. After technology demonstration, the first test fire of a 200-km tactical missile to launch the PGMs is projected to be carried out in 2 years.

What are PGMs?

Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) are miniaturized missiles with small seekers, actuators and on-board computers and will be integrated with tactical missiles having a range of 100-200 km. PGMs could prevent collateral damage while attacking multiple targets in a war scenario with sub-metre accuracy. PGMs could be integrated with a surface-to-surface missile or an air-to-surface missile.

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