3rd-generation fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile Current Affairs - 2020
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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the government agency charged with the military’s research and development, successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in ranges of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh (AP).
The missile was launched from a man portable Tripod launcher and target was mimicking a functional tank.
In a major boost for Indian Army, all the mission objectives were met as missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision.
This is 3rd series of successful testing of MPATGM. Thus the test paves way for Indian Army to have developed 3rd generation MPATGM indigenously.
About Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM)
It is an Indian 3rd-generation fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile. The missile is derived from Nag ATGM of India.
Currently it is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in partnership with Indian defence contractor VEM Technologies Private Limited.
MPATGM is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
Mass- 14.5 kg
Length- 1,300 mm (4 ft 3 in)
Warhead- High-explosive anti-tank warhead
Operational range- 2.5 km
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