HELINA Anti-Tank Guided Missile


  • Indigenously developed helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile HELINA was successfully flight tested at high-altitude ranges as part of user validation trials.

About HELINA Missile

  • 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). HELINA Missile Successfully Flight-Tested: All You Need To Know
  • The flight trials were conducted from an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and the missile was fired successfully engaging simulated tank target.
  • The missile is guided by an Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker operating in the Lock on Before Launch mode.
  • It is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world.
  • HELINA (Helicopter-based NAG) is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system.
  • It can engage targets both in direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.
  • The system has all-weather day and night capability and can defeat battle tanks with conventional armour as well as with explosive reactive armour.
  • It has been developed for integration with choppers in both the Indian Army and the Air Force.
  • In the direct-hit mode, the missile travels at a lower altitude, directly striking the target.





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