The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday successfully flight-tested a low-weight man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) from Ahmednagar range, officials said.
According to DRDO, all the mission objectives were met.
MPATGM is a third generation Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile to be used by Infantry and Parachute battalions of the Indian Army developed by State-owned DRDO in partnership with Private sector company VEM Technologies Ltd which is helping in sub-system manufacturing for the DRDO.
From manufacturing of components, to systems integrator, VEM has developed AsiBal Anti Tank Guided Missile System, which could be a strong focus for import substitution.
Key Features of AsiBal ATGM
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated DRDO and other agencies involved in the mission.