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India tests indigenous shoulder-launched ATGM

15th October 2018 - 14:03 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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On 15-16 September, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India successfully conducted the first live-fire tests of its shoulder-launched Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system.

The tests on consecutive days occurred at the Ahmednagar range in Maharashtra with targets set at different ranges. The MPATGM is believed to be derived from the Nag antitank missile that is fitted on BMP-2 Namica vehicles, as well as a helicopter-launched version known as the Helina that is still under development.

The Press Information Bureau said ‘all mission objectives’ were met during the MPATGM tests.

The missile system weighs approximately 14.5kg, and

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