India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system on 11th September 2019 at Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
This Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system is the third series and to be inducted in the Indian Army soon.
As per the DRDO officials, the MPATGM missile system was launched from a man-portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank and met all the testing parameters.
The Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) is an indigenous missile which is based on the fire-and-forget system.
MPATGM system has been developed by DRDO in partnership with Bharat Dynamics Limited.
MPATGM system is low weight (approx 14.5 kg) with command launch unit weighing 14.25 kg.
MPATGM system can hit a target up to 2.5 km; it is equipped with an advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) with state-of-the-art avionics.
India's DRDO started working on MPATGM in 2005.
The first trial of the MPATGM was conducted on 15th September 2018, and another trail was conducted on 16 September 2018.
After that, DRDO test-fired this missile for the first time on 13 March 2019 and the second test was conducted on 14 March 2019 in the Rajasthan desert.