Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)

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    In News 

    • Recently, Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the final deliverable configuration of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

    About (MPATGM)

    • It is an indigenously developed low weight, fire and forgets missile.
    • The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIS) along with advanced avionics.
    • It is a passive weapon guidance system that uses the infrared light emission from a target to track and follow it. 
      • Missiles that use infrared seeking are often referred to as “heat-seekers” since infrared is radiated strongly by hot bodies.

    Significance 

    • The successful trial of the missile is a major boost for the government’s ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) campaign.
    • The missile is being developed to strengthen the combat capabilities of the Indian Army.

    Source: PIB