India successfully test fires Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system

Last Modified Thursday, 12 September 2019 (15:50 IST)
New Delhi: In a major boost for Indian Army, (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the ranges of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the for the successful test.
The missile was launched from a man portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank, defence ministry said.The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met, it added.
This is the third series of successful testing of MPATGM. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.The test paves the way for the Army to have developed 3rd generation man portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile indigenously.(UNI)