India tests anti-tank guided missile Helina

New Delhi, April 12 (KMS): India has conducted a flight test of anti-tank guided Missile Helina in Rajasthan.

The flight test was jointly conducted by the teams of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF).

“The flight trials were conducted from an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and the missile was fired successfully engaging simulated tank target. The missile is guided by an Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode. It is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world,” claimed Indian Defence Ministry.

In continuation to validation trials conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan, proof of efficacy at high altitudes paves the way for its integration on the Advanced Light Helicopter, the Indian Ministry added.

The trials were witnessed by senior Indian Army commanders and senior scientists of the DRDO.

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