• The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
• The anti-tank missile was flight-tested in its final deliverable configuration.
• The indigenously developed MPATGM is a low weight, fire-and-forget missile.
• The missile impacted the designated target and destroyed it. The final impact event was captured on camera and the test has validated the minimum range successfully.
• The test firing was carried out to prove the consistent performance for the minimum range. The missile has a range of 2.5 km.
• The missile has miniaturised infrared imaging seeker and advanced avionics for onboard control and guidance.
DRDO test-fires naval variant of advanced BrahMos missile
• The DRDO successfully test-fired a naval variant of advanced supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy.
• It is learnt the missile has an extended range of 350 to 400 km as against the original range of 290 km.
• Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam.
• BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
• BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.
• India has already deployed a sizable number of the original BrahMos missiles and other key assets in several strategic locations.