Indian Army successfully test-fires Spike LR missile


New Delhi: The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh.

As per reports, the firing was witnessed by the top Infantry hierarchy of the Indian Army, including the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who were all at Mhow for the annual Infantry Commanders’ Conference.

Spike LR is a fourth-generation missile that can engage a target with precision at ranges up to four km. In addition, to fire and forget capability, the missile also has the ability to fire, observe and update providing substantial flexibility to the firer to pinpoint the impact point, as also the ability to switch to a different target mid-flight, should he want to do so, informed sources.

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