The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully flight tested the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The defence ministry said the anti-tank missile was flight-tested in its final “deliverable configuration”.
The indigenously developed MPATGM is a low weight, “fire and forget” missile.
“The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully flight tested the final deliverable configuration of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) on January 11,” the ministry said.
“The missile impacted the designated target and destroyed it. The final impact event was captured on camera and the test has validated the minimum range successfully,” it said.
It said the test firing was carried out to prove the “consistent performance” for the minimum range. The missile has a range of 2.5 km.