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DRDO Successfully Conducts Field Evaluation of Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile System

New Delhi: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has achieved a significant milestone with the successful field evaluation of the Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System. Designed and developed indigenously, the MPATGM system has undergone rigorous testing in various flight configurations to demonstrate its technological superiority.

Comprising the MPATGM, Launcher, Target Acquisition System, and Fire Control Unit, the system has undergone multiple missile firing trials aimed at achieving compliance with the General Staff Qualitative Requirements of the Indian Army. The latest Warhead Flight Trials, conducted at the Pokhran Field Firing Range in Rajasthan on April 13, 2024, showcased remarkable performance both in terms of missile functionality and warhead effectiveness.

Of particular note is the successful completion of penetration trials of the Tandem Warhead System, demonstrating its capability to defeat modern armor-protected Main Battle Tanks. Equipped with day/night and top attack capabilities, the MPATGM system boasts a dual-mode seeker functionality, enhancing its effectiveness in tank warfare scenarios.

With the conclusion of technology development and successful demonstrations, the MPATGM system is now poised for Final User Evaluation Trials, paving the way for its induction into the Indian Army. Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh commended both the DRDO and the Indian Army for their collaborative efforts, hailing the successful trials as a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in advanced technology-based defence systems.

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