SP's LandForces



Indigenous­ly developed helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ was successful­ly flight tested on April 11, 2022 at high-altitude ranges as part of user validation trials. The flight-test was jointly conducted by the teams of scientists from Defence Research and Developmen­t Organisati­on (DRDO), Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF). The flight trials were conducted from an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and the missile was fired successful­ly engaging simulated tank target. ‘HELINA’ was again successful­ly flight-tested from Advanced Light Helicopter on April 12, 2022. Successful trials of ‘Helina’ have already been conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan, which proved the efficacy of the missile in desert. The missile is guided by an Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker operating in the Lock on Before Launch (LOBL) mode. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratula­ted DRDO and the Indian Army for the maiden achievemen­t through joint work.

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