India’s locally-made Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag was successfully tested on Wednesday in desert conditions against two tank targets at different ranges and timings.
The tests “have once again proved its capability,” a statement by the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) says. “With this, the developmental trials of the missile have been completed and it is now ready for induction.”
The Nag is a fire-and-forget short range missile effective against armored target developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Director General (Missiles and Strategic Systems) Dr G. Satheesh Reddy said with the successful test flights, technologies pertaining to the ATGM to engage targets in different conditions have been established.
Nag is a third-generation, fire-and-forget, anti-tank guided missile developed to support both mechanised infantry and airborne forces of the Indian Army. It can be launched from land and air-based platforms. The land version is currently available for integration on the Nag missile carrier (NAMICA), which is derived from a BMP-2 tracked infantry combat vehicle.
DRDO has also been working on a more advanced air-launched variant of the Nag, the Helina ATGM with a maximum range of up to seven kilometers.
India has flight tested Fire and Forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘Nag Tuesday in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. The ATGM Nag is incorporated with many advanced technologies including the Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics, a capability which is possessed by few nations in the world
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Indias Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) will undergo its final user acceptance trials of its Nag, Gen-3 Fire and Forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile in the next few days. DRDO had to postpone the trials after it cited technical reasons in the 'Qualification Testing of the Rocket Motor' used in the missile as the ground for rescheduling or the delay
Indian Bharat Dynamics (BDL) has successfully test-fired an indigenously developed second generation, 2.8 km range, anti-tank guided missile, Amogha-1
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Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the need for revitalizing defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of Indias defence forces. “The managements of these organisations need to be ahead of the curve and show dynamism,” as they possess immense and valuable assets that could offer manufacturers huge production opportunities,” she said, while addressing Ammo India 2018, the 1st International Conference on Military Ammunition on the theme, Make in India- Opportunities and Challenges
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