The Indian Defence Ministry on Tuesday announced that the indigenous anti-tank guided missile ‘Helina’ has been successfully tested. 

According to the DRDO, HELINA is one of the world’s most advanced anti-tank weapons. The test was jointly conducted by DRDO, Indian Army and IAF.

In yet another success for the DRDO, the Indian Army and the IAF on Tuesday successfully conducted the trial of the anti-tank missile, HELINA, from high altitude conditions in Ladakh, DRDO officials told ANI. The test was conducted with the missile launched using an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The BrahMos missile was created by a joint venture – BrahMos and a cooperation between DRDO and the Russian designer, NPOM – in yet another achievement for India’s missile programme. In December 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh promised of the benefits of the BrahMos missile, which has a range of 290 kilometres and can travel at speeds of 2.8 to 2 Mach. The missile was successfully test-fired at maximum range and destroyed a target ship with pinpoint accuracy.

The missile is equipped with variants of the ALH Dhruv chopper. It is guided by an Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode.

“India today carried out a successful test firing of the HELINA anti-tank guided missile from the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter in high altitude areas of Ladakh. The missile was tested yesterday also in the same area where it successfully hit a simulated tank target,” DRDO officials told ANI.

The teams were praised by Secretary Department of Defense RD and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy for doing a great work in tough conditions.

Helina, according to the Defence Ministry, can operate in any weather conditions and at any time of day or night. It is capable of defeating battle tanks with both conventional and explosive reactive armour.

India had previously successfully tested a stand-off anti-tank missile (SANT) four months prior. It has a 10 kilometre range.

“Anyone may now hack into a country’s security system using various communication means,” claimed Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. There is a risk of a security breach if the system is linked to another country, no matter how powerful it is. Electronic and software-intensive systems and platforms are used in newer defence systems and platforms. They may be manipulated or deceived from any location.”

“We have laws under the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ that give sufficient possibilities and atmosphere for foreign enterprises to invest, collaborate, form joint ventures, and gain profit,” he added.

India’s Missile Development Has Made Recent Advancements

  • India successfully tested a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile made in India on January 11, 2022. It is a low-weight, fire-and-forget missile that can be fired from a thermally integrated portable launcher, according to a DRDO official. The test also accomplished all of the goals by destroying the selected target, according to the report.
  • The BrahMos missile was created by a joint venture – BrahMos and a cooperation between DRDO and the Russian designer, NPOM – in yet another achievement for India’s missile programme. In December 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh promised of the benefits of the BrahMos missile, which has a range of 290 kilometres and can travel at speeds of 2.8 to 2 Mach. The missile was successfully test-fired at maximum range and destroyed a target ship with pinpoint accuracy.
  • The BrahMos missile was created by a joint venture – BrahMos and a cooperation between DRDO and the Russian designer, NPOM – in yet another achievement for India’s missile programme. In December 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh promised of the benefits of the BrahMos missile, which has a range of 290 kilometres and can travel at speeds of 2.8 to 2 Mach. The missile was successfully test-fired at maximum range and destroyed a target ship with pinpoint accuracy.
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