Successful Trials of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) by DRDO
Successful Trials of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) by DRDO

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) achieved a significant milestone with the successful trials of the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System at PFFR in Rajasthan on Saturday. The trials, conducted in the presence of the user team, showcased remarkable performance of both the missile and its warhead.

Developed indigenously by DRDO, the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System comprises the MPATGM, the Man Portable Launcher, the Target Acquisition System (TAS), and the Fire Control Unit (FCU). The trials included a series of missile firing tests aimed at meeting the operational requirements specified in the GSQR (Infantry, Indian Army).

The completed penetration trials of the Tandem Warhead System demonstrated its capability to defeat modern armour-protected Main Battle Tanks (MBTs). The ATGM system is equipped with advanced features including day/night and top attack capability, along with a dual-mode seeker functionality enhancing its effectiveness in Tank Warfare.

Following the successful development and technology demonstrations, the system is now poised for final user evaluation trials, paving the way for its induction into the Indian Army. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commended DRDO and the Indian Army for the achievement, emphasizing its significance in advancing the vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, also extended congratulations to the teams involved in the trials, acknowledging their dedication and efforts in achieving this milestone.

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