Amogha-III : Anti Tank Guided Missile
The indigenous Anti Tank Guided Missile, Amogha-III tests were announced as successful.
- Amogha-III is an indigenous missile.
- It is developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
- It has a fire-and-forget capability.
- Fire-and-forget capability means it does not require external intervention after launch.
- The missile features dual-mode Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker systems with a range of 200 to 2500 meters.
- It showcases a tandem warhead, consisting of two separate explosive charges that are detonated in sequence.
- The first charge, known as the precursor charge, penetrates the target’s armour, creating a hole.
- The second charge or the main charge then detonates inside, maximizing damage inflicted on the target.
- One of the unique features of the missile is it has both top and direct attack modes.