The Production facility for manufacturing India’s home-grown Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MP-ATGM) was inaugurated by at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) unit at Bhanur here on Saturday by the Chairman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
The MP-ATGM is a Third-generation Anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), which has been under development by DRDO in partnership with Indian defense contractor VEM Technologies Ltd. since 2015. Fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, the MPATGM reportedly boasts a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometers.
The first successful test firing of the missile was conducted on September 15 , followed by another MP-ATGM test launch on September 16, which also took place at the Ahmednagar test range. “The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully flight tested for different ranges including the maximum range capability,” the Indian Ministry of Defence said in a September 16 statement.
Source – Business Standard & The Diplomat