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New Delhi : Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ was  successfully flight tested from Army Helicopter at 2 pm in the ranges of Pokhran on August 19, 2018. The weapon system has been tested for its full range.

The ‘HELINA’ weapon system, released smoothly from the launch platform, tracked the target all through its course and hit the target with high precision. All the parameters have been monitored by the telemetry stations, tracking systems and the Helicopters, according to a PIB release.

The Missile is guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIR) operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode. It is one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world. Senior officials from DRDO and Indian Army were present during the mission.

Defence Minister Nirmala  Sitharaman  congratulated the DRDO  and  the Indian Army on the successful flight test for further strengthening the defence capabilities of the country.

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