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India successfully flight tests anti-tank guided missile twice

India successfully flight tested its indigenous man-portable anti-tank guided missile twice, the Ministry of Defence said in a release.

“The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully flight tested for different ranges including the maximum range capability,” the Sunday, September 16 release said.

“All the mission objectives have been met,” it added.

According to The Diplomat, the missile is a third-generation MPATGM developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation in partnership with VEM Technologies.

It carries a high-explosive anti-tank warhead, uses a top attack pattern, and has a maximum range of 2.5 km (1.5 miles). The warhead can penetrate up to 850mm and uses an imaging infrared seeker, The Pioneer reported.

The missile has reportedly been designed to replace the Indian Army’s second-generation Milan and Konkurs ATGMs.

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