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In big boost to Indian Army, DRDO successfully flight tests man-portable anti-tank guided missile

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NEW DELHI: In a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' and strengthening the Indian Army, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) on Wednesday (July 21, 2021).

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"The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode & destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully,'' the DRDO said in a statement.

It said that all the mission objectives were met during the flight test.

"All the mission objectives were met. The missile (Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile) has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics,'' the DRDO said.

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