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Who successfully tested the indigenously developed Laser-guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Arjun Tank, the Main Battle Tank (MBT) at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra?

Correct Answer : Option (A) - DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) and the Indian Army successfully tested indigenously-developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun Tank in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Tuesday(28th June 2022), the defence ministry said.
The anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired from Arjun battle tank, the ministry's statement noted.
"In the test, the ATGM hit the bull's eye with textbook precision and successfully defeated the target at minimum ranges. Telemetry systems recorded the satisfactory flight performance of the missile," it mentioned.
Engaging the targets at lower ranges is a challenge due to the dimensional constraints of tank-launched ATGMs, which has been successfully accomplished by the ATGM for Arjun tank, it noted. 

"With the trial, the ATGM's capability to engage targets from minimum to maximum range has been established. Earlier the trials have been successful for maximum range," it mentioned.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO and Indian Army for the successful trial of the ATGM..

Source : India Today

Published On : June 29, 2022
Category : Defence