In a major boost for infantry troops of the Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test-fired Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the desert ranges of Rajasthan.
According to Defence Ministry sources, the MPATGM launched from the shoulder is low weight, fire and forget. Developed by DRDO, the missile is equipped with many advanced features, including ultra-modern imaging infrared radar seeker with integrated avionics.
The programme director for this missile is V.S.N. Murthy and the project director is K.E. Kapadia. Sources added that the entire operation was under the direction of Director General of Missile Strategic Systems M.S.R. Prasad.