DRDO and Army conducted trials of Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile system in Pokhran

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Trials of Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile system conducted in Pokhran

Defence Research & Development Organisation  has field evaluated Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System in different flight configurations several times with the objective of proving the technology with high superiority. Designed and developed  indigenously the weapon system consisted of the MPATGM, Launcher, Target Acquisition System, and the Fire Control Unit.

According to the press release , an adequate number of missile firing trials have been successfully conducted towards achieving compliance of complete operational envelope as stipulated in the General Staff Qualitative Requirements (Infantry, Indian Army). The Warhead Flight Trials were successfully conducted at the Pokhran Field Firing Range in Rajasthan on April 13, 2024. ” Missile performance and warhead performance were found to be remarkable,” said the statement.

Sharing the details , the Defence Ministry’s release  claims that the Penetration trials of the Tandem Warhead System of MPATGM have been successfully completed and it is found capable of defeating modern armour protected Main Battle Tank. The MPATGM system is well-equipped with day/night and top attack capability. Dual mode seeker functionality is a great value addition to the missile capability for tank warfare.

With these trials , technology development and successful demonstration have been concluded and the system is now ready for Final User Evaluation Trials leading towards its induction into the Indian Army.

Defence Minister  Rajnath Singh has complimented the DRDO and the Indian Army for the successful trials of the MPATGM system, terming it as an important step towards achieving self-reliance in advanced technology-based defence system development. Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat also congratulated the teams associated with the trials.