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Defence: ALH Dhruv launches anti-tank missiles ‘Helina’ successfully

Defence: ALH Dhruv launches anti-tank missiles ‘Helina’ successfully

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Jaipur: The Indian armed forces on Friday in Rajasthan – launched the ‘Helina’ anti-tank missile successfully from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday carried out four missions to evaluate missile capabilities in minimum and maximum range of 7 kilometers.

An official statement arrived from the DRDO said that “The final mission was carried out with a warhead missile against a derelict tank. All the mission objectives were met.”

After test fired the anti-tank missiles from ALH – DRDO tweeted that “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 (ALH) platform in desert ranges.”

The Helina missile has the capacity to destroy the target in the range of 7 to 8 kilometers. A twin-launcher capable of carrying two ‘HELINA’ missiles is designed and there are four such launchers in full configuration, two on either side of the helicopter armament boom.

Eight HELINA missiles can be integrated on to ALH-WSI (Rudra), four on either side. A variant of HELINA Weapon System called Dhurvastra has been inducted into the IAF.

Earlier, Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker systems were successfully flight-tested in Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Nag, HELINA and MPATGM.

IIR Seekers have also been successfully demonstrated in the Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor PDV and Anti Satellite Test (ASAT), Mission Shakti.

The New Delhi government is increasing the strength of the Air Force, Navy and Army steadily to counter any unpredicted activities of enemy nations at the border. China is removing its troops and army from the ladakh border but the central government is not looking in the mood to trust China again.



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