Indigenously-developed Laser-Guided ATGM successfully tested by DRDO & Indian Army

What is the News?

Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) and the Army have successfully test-fired indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank(MBT) Arjun.

What is a Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile(ATGM)?

Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile(ATGM) has been designed to be fired from tanks.

Developed by: Two Pune-based facilities of the DRDO’s Armament and Combat Engineering (ACE) Cluster — the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory(HEMRL) — in association with Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.

Range: The missile has the capability to defeat the protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 kilometers.

Features

The ATGM uses a ‘tandem’ High Explosive Anti Tank(HEAT) warhead. The term tandem refers to the missiles using more than one detonation in order to effectively penetrate the protective armours of the adversary tanks.

The missile also has the capacity of defeating armoured vehicles which use Explosive Reactive Armours(ERA) which are specially designed armour plates that can counter the impact of the attack projectile.

Source: The post is based on the articleIndigenously-developed Laser-Guided ATGM successfully tested by DRDO & Indian Armypublished in PIB on 28th June 2022

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