Anti-tank missile completes all trials

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Anti-tank missile completes all trials

  • Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has completed all trials of the indigenously made Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Helina.
  • Army had started the process for issuing of Acceptance of Necessity (AoN).
  • After the AON, the Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued regarding the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM).

Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Helina

  • HELINA is a Helicopter based NAG which is a third-generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).
  • The system can hit a target with a minimum range of 500 m and a maximum range of 7 km.
  • The missile is guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIR), which makes it one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world.
  • The missile system has all-weather day and night capability.
  • It can penetrate through the conventional armor and can also destroy the explosive reactive armor.
  • The missile can engage targets both in direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.
  • The Indian Air Force has asked for the feasibility of integrating the Helina on the soon-to-be inducted Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) which will add to the current weapon arsenal of the Indian Air Force.