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ANTI-TANK MISSILES HELINA, DHRUVASTRA SUCCESSFULLY TESTED

ANTI-TANK MISSILES HELINA, DHRUVASTRA SUCCESSFULLY TESTED

Context

Joint User Trials for Helina (Army Version) and Dhruvastra (Air Force Version) Missile Systems designed and developed by DRDO were carried out from Advanced Light Helicopter  platform in desert ranges.

Details

  • HELINA is a third-generation, lock-on before launch  fire and forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile that can engage targets both direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.
  • The system has all-weather day and night capability and can defeat battle tanks with conventional armour as well as with explosive reactive armour.
    Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation it is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world.

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