Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ Successfully Flight Tested

Issue: 04-2022

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 flighttest was jointly conducted by the teams of scientists from the DRDO, the Indian Army and the 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 terrain. The missile is guided by an Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) Seeker operating in the Lock on Before Launch (LOBL) mode. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and the Indian Army for the maiden achievement through joint work.