DRDO flight-tests Akash-NG, MP-ATGM missiles successfully
   Date :22-Jul-2021

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DEFENCE Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested indigenously developed low weight, fire & forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) and New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG) a Surface to Air Missile. As per an official statement, Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision.
The test has validated the minimum range successfully. All the mission objectives were met. The missile has already been successfully flight tested for the maximum range. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics. The test brings the development of indigenous third generation Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile close to completion.