India’s DRDO Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted the first successful test firing of a new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) at the Ahmednagar test range in the western Indian state of Maharashtra

About MPATGM:

The MPATGM is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), which has been under development by DRDO in partnership with Indian defense contractor VEM Technologies Ltd. since 2015.

Fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, the MPATGM reportedly boasts a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometers.

The Indian Army needs over 40,000 missiles for its infantry and mechanized units. While it has rejected the US-built Javelin system, a formal decision on the procurement of the Israeli SPIKE system is awaited.

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