Indigenous chopper-mounted anti-tank missile successfully tested

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The DRDO on Sunday successfully flight tested the indigenously developed HELINA (Helicopter-Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile) system at Pokhran in Rajasthan, official sources said.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO and the Indian Army for further strengthening the defence capabilities of the country with the successful test.

“The weapon system has been tested for its full range. The HELINA weapon system released smoothly from the launch platform and tracked the target all through its course beforre hitting it with high precision,” an official release said.

The missile is guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker operating in the Lock-on-Before-Launch mode. It is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world.

Senior officials from the DRDO and Indian Army were present during the mission.

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–IANS

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