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Lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO

Lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO

Prelim – Science and Tech


  • A new generation of Akash surface-to-air missile was successfully flight-tested by the DRDO from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast in a boost to air defence capabilities.
  • Separately, the DRDO also successfully flight-tested an indigenously developed low weight man-portable anti-tank guided missile, paving the way for its production for the Army.
  • “Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of the IAF,” the Ministry said.
  • It is learnt that the new variant of the Akash missile (Akash-NG) has a slightly better range compared to the original version that can strike targets at a distance of around 25 km.

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