India’s new anti-tank missile ‘Helina’ - All you wanted to know

Apr 12, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

‘Helina’, an anti-tank guided missile, was successfully flight-tested in Pokhran, yesterday, late evening.

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Missile was launched from an indigenously-developed Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) at high altitude range.

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Helina is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world...

...and the flight test was conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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The missile was guided by an Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIS), operated in the ‘lock-on before launch’ mode’.

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“In continuation to validation trials conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan, proof of efficacy at high altitudes..

...paves the way for its integration on the ALH. The trials were witnessed by senior Army commanders and senior scientists of the DRDO,” said the Ministry of Defence in a press statement.

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The trials were witnessed by senior army commanders and senior scientists of the DRDO.

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Helina has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL),...

...Hyderabad under the Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS), which is the cluster of DRDO.

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This missile has a maximum range of seven kilometres and can...

...engage targets both in direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.

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According to media reports, the missile has an all-weather, day and night capability and...

...can defeat battle tanks with conventional armour as well as explosive reactive armour.

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DRDO has also designed and developed a range of anti-tank missiles like NAG, MPATGM, SANT, and many more.

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