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Laser Guided ATGM successfully test fired

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  • September 24, 2020
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Laser Guided ATGM successfully test fired

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence

In news

  • Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges, Ahmednagar recently.
  • Developed by: Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune, and Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun 

Important value additions

  • Lasers guided ATGMs lock and track the targets with the help of laser designation to ensure precision hit accuracy.
  • The missile employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles. 
  • It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability.
  • It is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from gun of MBT Arjun.

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