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NEWS IMPULSE – LASER GUIDED ANTI-TANK MISSILE| 24 SEPTEMBER

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<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>SOURCE &ndash; THE HINDU</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>GS PAPER &ndash; 3</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>CONTEXT</span></span></span></b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”> – <span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test-fired the indigenously-developed Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from the Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun at KK Ranges in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>HIGHIGHTS &ndash;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>The missile uses a warhead that has the capability to neutralise armored vehicles which have reactive armours, which are specially-designed protective armours used in military vehicles.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>The missile was fired at a range of around 3 km in the test and successfully took out a target.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>&nbsp;The missile has the capability of engaging with the target even if it is not in the line of sight.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>&ldquo;Laser-guided ATGMs lock and track the targets with the help of laser designation to ensure precision-hit accuracy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>&nbsp;The missile employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>&nbsp;It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from the gun of MBT Arjun.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<p style=”margin-left:24px; margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>DEVELOPED BY – <span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>Pune-based DRDO facilities &ndash; Armament Research &amp; Development Establishment (ARDE) and the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) &mdash; have developed the missile in collaboration with another DRDO laboratory, Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) in Dehradun.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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