JAIPUR: Indigenously developed helicopter launched anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) ‘‘ was successfully tested by the on Sunday in .
The weapon system has been tested for its full range. The ‘Helina‘ weapon system, released smoothly from the launch platform, tracked the target through its course and hit the target with high precision, according to a press release of the ministry of defence. All the parameters have been monitored by the telemetry stations, tracking systems and the helicopters.
The missile is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world. Senior officials from DRDO and Army were present during the mission. An army official told TOI, “This is path-breaking. Today, we were able to hit the target which was 5km away. We are next going to try 7km. This is the first time that it has been done in the country. It‘s extremely efficient in combat situations.”
Defence minister congratulated the DRDO and the Army on the successful test and further strengthening the defence capabilities of the country.
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