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  • 12 January, 2022

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Lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO

The lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO

What is Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile?

  • The MPATGM is a third-generation anti tank guided missile (ATGM), which has been developed by DRDO in partnership with Indian defence contractor VEM Technologies Ltd.
  • Fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, the MPATGM boasts a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometres..
  • Design and development of the MPATGM weapon system is undertaken for deployment by Infantry and Parachute Battalions of the Indian Army.
  • MPATGM will complement the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile to be procured from Israel.

Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM)

The primary purpose of ATGM is to destroy enemy tanks and armoured vehicles.

Nag Missile

  • It is a third-generation, fire-and-forget, anti-tank guided missile to support both mechanised infantry and airborne forces of the Indian Army.
  • The Nag anti-tank missile was indigenously developed under the Indian Ministry of Defence’s integrated guided missile development programme (IGMDP), which also involved the development of four other missiles that are Agni, Akash, Trishul and Prithvi.
  • A passive imaging infrared (IIR) homing seeker guides the missile to the target after its launch in all lighting conditions.
  • Nag can be launched from land and air-based platforms.
  • Helicopter launched variant of Nag: The helicopter-launched configuration, designated as helicopter-launched NAG (HELINA), can be fired from Dhruv advanced light helicopter (ALH) and HAL Rudra (ALH WSI) attack helicopter.

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