Indigenous anti-tank guided missile system Helina successfully flight tested

Indigenous anti-tank guided missile system Helina successfully flight tested

Question: Name the anti-tank guided missile system which was successfully flight tested by India recently?
(a) Helina
(b) Cobra
(c) Amogha
(d) Mosquito
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 8 February 2019, India test-fired its helicopter-launched version of one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons (HeliNa) from the Odisha coast. The Helina will make use of an IIR (infrared imaging seeker) for target engagement like the Nag.
  • HeliNa (Helicopter-launched Nag), Indigenous Nag anti-tank guided missile system has a hit range of 7-8 km.
  • The weapon system was tested for its full range near the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district.
  • Helina is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • In August 2018, HeliNa was also successfully test-fired from Rudra helicopter at Pokhran test range and prior to that, three round trials of HeliNa were conducted at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on 13thJuly, 2015.

Links:
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/helicopter-launched-anti-tank-missile-helina-test-fired-119020800579_1.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag_(missile)

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