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ATGM HELINA successfully test fired at Pokhran range

Death from above for enemy tanks! Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'HELINA' was successfully flight tested from an Indian Army Helicopter at the Pokhran range.
ATGM HELINA successfully test fired at Pokhran range
  • The weapon system was tested for its full range.

About the test:

  • ATGM HELINA weapon system was released smoothly from an Army Helicopter.
  • After its launch, it tracked the target all through its course and hit it with high precision.

About HELINA:

  • HELINA is the helicopter launched version of known NAG ATGM, designed and developed indigenously for Indian Army under integrated guided missile development programme (IGMDP).
  • It is manufactured by India's sole missile producer, state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited.
  • HELINA is one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world.
  • It works on "fire and forget" principle and operates on "Lock in Before Launch" mode.
  • It has an operational range of 7-10km (after air-launched).
  • It is equipped with highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) seeker along with integrated avionics.
  • This technology is possessed by very few nations.
  • It also possesses advanced passive homing guidance system.
  • It has been designed mainly to destroy modern main battle tanks and other heavily armoured targets.

Questions:

Q1. What is the name of indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) that was successfully flight tested from an Indian Army Helicopter at the Pokhran range?
a. CELINA
b. HELINA
c. SELINA
d. None of the above

Q2. Who is the manufacturer of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)?
a. Hindustan Dynamics Limited
b. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
c. Bharat Dynamics Limited
d. Bharat Electronics Limited
ATGM HELINA successfully test fired at Pokhran range ATGM HELINA successfully test fired at Pokhran range Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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