India tests air-launched anti-tank missiles. The tests were carried out at the proving ground of the state of Rajasthan (Rajasthan) in the northwest of the country.
According to the latest data, anti-tank missiles were fired from the board of an ALH Dhruv multipurpose helicopter. We are talking about an impact modification of this rotorcraft - Dhruv Mk.4. Earlier, two classes of missiles were installed on this modification in the Indian Air Force.: Air-to-air and air-to-ground. Now implemented the use of new versions of anti-tank missiles HELINA.
Indian Air Force Officer:
We have achieved 100% effectiveness when using HELINA missiles against tanks and other armored vehicles. All goals, that were found at the landfill, were successfully hit.
Representatives of the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (Drido) report that, that missiles hit targets at a distance of up to 7 km. It is the 7-km distance that is designated as the maximum for air-launched HELINA anti-tank guided missiles..
When putting the missile into service with the Indian Air Force, reportedly, it will receive a special name - Dhruvastra. This is an anti-tank weapon with an infrared homing head (GSN). It is capable of hitting armored targets at any time of the day and in any weather.. In this case, the rocket can hit tanks in the option of attack from above (vertical hit on an armored vehicle). reported, that several targets at the range were destroyed in this way.