EXCLUSIVE : DETAILS OF MPATGM (Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile)

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Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) is a Fire & Forget , 3rd Generation Anti Tank Missile with Top Attack and Front Attack capabilities. It is intended for use by the Infantry Battalions against armoured vehicles and is perceived as a replacement for 2nd Generation MILAN & KONKURS ATGMs

(Exclusive photo of MPATGM)

The project is being undertaken by DRDO’s subsidiary Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL)

The DETAILS¬†are as follows –

MISSILE : 

  • WEIGHT : 14.5 kg
  • LENGTH : 1.3 m
  • DIAMETER : 120 mm
  • OPERTIONAL RANGE : 200 mm to 2.5 km
  • LOCK-ON-BEFORE-LAUCH (LOBL) guidance with a passive homing IIR Seeker
  • ‘Soft’ launch propulsion system for gunner safety

LAUNCHER SYSTEM

  • Command launch unit (CLU) consisting of Target Acquisition System (TAS) and Command Control Unit (CCU)
  • WEIGHT : 14.25 kg

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

Ballistic Flight Testa to prove ‘Soft’ launch propulsion, followed by control flight test successful tested at the end of 2016

No information regarding induction is available

 

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By – Kushal Sinha

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