Pokhran, March 14: India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Wednesday night conducted a successful trial of the newly designed and developed Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (MP-ATGM) at Rajasthan desert. The MP-ATGM is being developed for infantry troops of the Indian Army. The DRDO carried out the trial of the missile with 2-3 km strike range last night.
MP-ATGM is the third generation anti-tank guided missile developed by DRDO. It is considered best in class and likely to replace Milan, a second-generation French origin anti-tank and Konkur, Soviet semi-automatic wire-guided missile, which is currently in service with Indian Army.
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India successfully carried out trial of the Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (MP-ATGM) being developed for infantry troops of the Army. The DRDO carried out the trial of the missile with 2-3 km strike range last night in Rajasthan desert. pic.twitter.com/VFAgAOhR92
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On Tuesday, DRDO carried out third successful trials of extended range rockets. The test was conducted in Rajasthan's Pokhran. On Monday, two rockets were fired successfully. Borth the artillery precisely stuck at the intended targets. Following this government issued a statement claiming a major boost in the country's artillery. Pinaka Extended Range Rockets: India Successfully Carried Out 3rd Trial of Guided Missile System in Pokhran; Watch Video.
"DRDO today successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. In both the missions, the weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies," said the statement issued on PIB.