SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which recently conducted first test-firings of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system has started process to start fully assembled development trials of the weapons system from mid of next year and Indian Army also has chipped in to assist DRDO in the developmental trials of MPATGM.
Indian Army role in trials of the indigenous weapons system usually kicks in when the system has completed Developmental trials from the Developer and Army conducts User trials of the weapon system, once cleared, System then moves to Production.
Indian Army which is facing several shortages of the 3rd generation Man-Portable anti-tank system has now decided to send a team of Anti-Armour experts who will work closely with the DRDO to fast-track the developmental trials of the weapon system so that weapon is available for production at a much earlier date.
DRDO usually based on the feedback’s of the Indian Army after User trials, carries out recommended changes to the weapons system which usually leads to the delays to the program. Indian Army while assisting in the developmental trials will be in better position to give feed backs and changes before user trials can begin which experts believe can save a lot of time for a weapon system which has been developed on priority mode due to the urgent requirement by the Indian Army.
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