Anti-tank guided missile efficiently check fired by DRDO

An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was efficiently check fired on Thursday in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar,  defeating a goal positioned at longer vary. It was the second such profitable check firing of the missile, having a variety of as much as 5 km, within the final 10 days, officers stated.

The weapon was check fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar, in continuation of profitable trial finished on September 22.

The ATGM employs a tandem warmth warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to five km, the Defence Ministry stated in a press release. It stated the ATGM has been developed with a functionality to launch from a number of platforms and is presently present process technical analysis trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.

The Arjun is a 3rd era essential battle tank developed by the DRDO.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the profitable check firing of the ATGM. Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO congratulated DRDO personnel for this achievement which paves the way in which for Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed the ATGM in affiliation with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.

India on September 30, efficiently test-fired a new model of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having a variety of round 400 km from an built-in check vary at Balasore in Odisha. The missile, that includes numerous indigenously developed sub-systems, was flight examined from a land-based mobile launcher for a delegated vary at 10:30 am from the built-in check vary in Balasore.

The vary of the new land-attack model of the missile has been prolonged to 400 km from the unique 290 km and its pace has been maintained at Mach 2.8 which is almost thrice that of sound. India has already deployed a sizeable variety of the unique BrahMos missiles and other key property in a number of strategic areas alongside the de-facto border with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.

The test-firing of the missile comes at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in japanese Ladakh. “BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile featuring indigenous booster and airframe section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems was successfully flight tested for designated range at 1030 hours today,” the defence ministry had stated.

In a press release, it had additionally stated the profitable launch has paved the way in which for the serial manufacturing of the indigenous booster and other indigenous parts of the highly effective BrahMos weapons system.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had congratulated scientists and engineers after India efficiently test-fired a new model of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having a variety of round 400 km.

“Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile has achieved yet another milestone with successful test launch showcasing enhanced operational capabilities and additional indigenous technologies. Congratulations to all the scientists and engineers. DRDO, BrahMosMissile,” he had tweeted.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated all the staff members of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and BrahMos for the mission. “Congratulations to Team DRDO and Brahmos for the successful flight testing of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile with Indigenous Booster and Air Frame for designated range. This achievement will give a big boost to India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Pledge,” he tweeted.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah complimented DRDO for the profitable test-firing of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile and stated the state-of-the-art weapon is an affidavit of India’s defence potential. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a number of indigenous options was efficiently test-fired from a check vary in Odisha and it has been termed as a serious step in the direction of attaining ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ pledge.

“India is extremely proud of DRDO for successfully testing the indigenously developed extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This state-of-the-art weapon is a testimony of India’s defence potential and PM Narendra Modi ji’s resolve towards an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” Shah tweeted.


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