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India successfully test Helina and Dhruvastra

India successfully test Helina and Dhruvastra

India successfully test-fired indigenous anti-tank guided missile systems from airborne platforms. The missile system is developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Army version Helina and Air Force version Dhruvastra were taken to the sandy range by the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) for the joint trial. It can destroy targets up to 7 kilometers.

According to DRDO, 5 missions were carried out to test the strength of the missile in the minimum and maximum range. The missiles hover against the actual, stationary and moving target and fire at the Max forward flight. Moving targets were also targeted by helicopters flying in some missions.

Helina and Dhruvastra are third generation lock-on before launch (LOBL) fire and forward anti-tank guided missiles, capable of targeting targets in direct hit mode as well as top attack mode. It is effective in all seasons, both day and night.

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