ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILES

 

The indigenously developed laser-guided version of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was
successfully test fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on two separate
occasions recently.


 ATGMs are missile systems that can strike and neutralise armoured vehicles such as tanks.

 While Indian Army mainly uses various imported anti-tank guided missiles, the DRDO has been working on
ATGMs that can be launched from different platforms as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development
Programme.

 The indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was
successfully in September last year.

 In February 2018, ATGM Nag was successfully tested in desert conditions. All these systems, which are mainly
used by infantry units of the Army, are in their various stages of development.

 In the meantime, the government said in December 2019 that it has procured Anti-Tank Spike Missiles from Israel
along with the allied systems to meet operational requirements of the Indian Army.

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