Anti-Tank Guided Missile 'Dhruvastra'' Test-Fired In Odisha: Report

Dhruvastra is the helicopter model of ‘Nag Helina” with a number of new options.


India has efficiently performed three flight checks of its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ”Dhruvastra” from the Built-in Take a look at Vary at Chandipur in Odisha, defence sources mentioned on Wednesday. Developed by the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO), the helicopter-launched anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is without doubt one of the most superior anti-tank weapons on the earth.

The delicate missile was test-fired twice on July 15 and as soon as on July 16 from the Built-in Take a look at Vary (ITR) as a part of the developmental trials performed by DRDO, they mentioned.

All of the three developmental trials of the state-of-the-art anti-tank guided missile, carried out in a direct and prime assault mode, had been profitable and the info was being analysed, they mentioned.

It was floor examined from a launcher to judge a few of its main parameters, the sources mentioned.

Dhruvastra is the helicopter model of ‘Nag Helina” with a number of new options and meant to be fired from air to destroy enemy bunkers, armoured automobiles and foremost battle tanks.

Throughout the trial, the weapon system launched easily from the bottom launch platform at launch pad-Three of the ITR, and the missile efficiently tracked the goal all by its course earlier than hitting it with excessive precision, they mentioned.

The ATGM is guided by an infrared imaging seeker (IIS) working within the lock-on before-launch mode and helps in additional strengthening the defence capabilities of the nation.

All parameters of the flight check have been monitored by telemetry stations, monitoring techniques and helicopters deployed by the Military, the sources mentioned.

Three spherical trials of Helina had been performed on July 13, 2015, at a firing vary at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Once more on August 19, 2018, Helina was efficiently test-fired from a Rudra helicopter at Pokhran check vary.

The bottom-based Nag missile was additionally efficiently examined 12 instances between July 7 and 18, 2019, underneath excessive climate circumstances throughout day and night time efficiently, the DRDO sources mentioned.

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