Flight Testing of DRDO’s Laser Guided ATGM

Issue: 5 / 2020

The indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired on October 1, 2020 defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at Ahmednagar. The ATGM employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km. It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun. This Laser Guided Missile has been developed by Armament R&D Establishment, Pune in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune and Instruments Research & Development Establishment, Dehradun. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for this successful trial.