Anti-tank guided missile methods Helina, Dhruvastra clear consumer trials; prepared for induction

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Anti-tank guided missile methods Helina, Dhruvastra clear consumer trials

Joint Consumer Trials for Helina (Military Model) and Dhruvastra (Air Drive Model) Missile Programs had been carried out from Superior Mild Helicopter (ALH) platform in desert ranges on Friday. The missile methods have been designed and developed indigenously by the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO).

5 missions had been carried out for evaluating the missile capabilities in minimal and most vary. The missiles had been fired in hover and max ahead flight in opposition to lifelike static and transferring targets. Some missions had been carried out with warheads in opposition to derelict tanks. A mission was carried out in opposition to a transferring goal from a ahead flying helicopter.

The Helina and Dhruvastra are third era, Lock on Earlier than Launch (LOBL) fireplace and neglect Anti-Tank Guided Missiles that may have interaction targets each in direct hit mode in addition to high assault mode. The system has all-weather day and evening functionality and may defeat battle tanks with standard armour in addition to with explosive reactive armour. It is likely one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons on this planet. Now, the missile methods are prepared for induction.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Military and Air Drive for the achievements. Secretary Division of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of groups concerned within the profitable trials.

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