Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)
22nd July, 2021 Security and Defence
- The DRDO successfully flight tests home-grown Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
- The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank.
- It is an Indian third-generation fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile derived from Nag ATGM.
- It is indigenously development by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in partnership with Indian defence contractor VEM Technologies Private Limited.
- It is fitted with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.
- The missile has a length of about 1,300 mm and a diameter of about 120 mm with aluminum and carbon fiber launch tube and collapsible tripod to save on weight.
- The MPATGM is equipped with an advanced imaging infrared (IIR) sensor and integrated avionics.
- The missile has top attack capability. It reportedly share many similarities with systems such as FGM-148 Javelin, and Spike (ATGM).