The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India has conducted flight tests on man-portable anti-tank guided missiles (MPATGM) and new-generation Akash-NG missiles.
Both missiles were launched on July 21st. Akash-NG has been dismissed from DRDO’s Integration Testing Scope (ITR) in Chandypur, Orissa, India.
This was done from a land platform with all weapon system elements such as multifunction radar, command and control, communications (C3) systems, launchers, and more.
To collect flight data, the ITR Center has deployed several range stations, including electro-optic tracking systems (EOTS), radar, and telemetry systems.
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has pointed out that the weapons system has demonstrated the high maneuverability needed to neutralize aerial threats.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) also participated in the test trial.
Akash Developed by DRDO as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). The missile was introduced to the Indian Army as a short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM).
The missile will significantly improve the air defense capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Separately, the uniquely developed lightweight Fire-and-forget MPATGM was launched from a unit portable launcher integrated with the thermal site.
The missile hit and destroyed the target of the imitation tank in direct attack mode.
Tests that met the objectives of all missions verified the minimum range of missiles.
MPATGM features a miniaturized infrared imaging seeker and advanced avionics.
Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated both DRDO and the industry for their successful flight tests.