India successfully carries out final user trial of anti-tank guided NAG missile
NAG has been developed by DRDO to engage highly fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions
Demonstrating yet again India’s indigenous capability to build high-tech lethal weapons, the Defence Research and Development Organisation in association with the Indian Army carried out the final user trial of 3rd generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG at 0645 hrs from Pokhran range on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range. This was launched from NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA. The missile hit the target accurately defeating the armour.
ATGM NAG has been developed by DRDO to engage highly fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions. The missile has “Fire & Forget” “Top Attack” capabilities with passive homing guidance to defeat all MBTs equipped with composite and reactive armour.
The NAG missile carrier NAMICA is a BMP II based system with amphibious capability. With this final user trial, NAG will enter into the production phase. The missile will be produced by Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), whereas Ordnance Factory Medak will produce the NAMICA.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Indian Army for the successful trial of NAG Missile.
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of DRDO, Indian Army and industry in bringing the missile up to the production phase.