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  • March 22, 2021
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Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III –  Defence and Security 

In news

  • Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the supply of MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) to the Indian Army 

Key takeaways 

  • The Milan-2T is a Tandem Warhead ATGM with a range of 1,850 metres, produced by BDL under license from MBDA Missile Systems, France.
  • These missiles can be fired from the ground as well as vehicle-based launchers
  • These can also be deployed in Anti-Tank Role for both offensive & defensive tasks.
  • Induction of these missiles will further enhance the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces which will be completed in three years.
  • It is a step in achieving the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in the defense sector.

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