India’s state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has developed a prototype Nag Missile Carrier-launcher (NAMICA) to house the locally-made anti-tank missile, Nag.
The six missile launching system is mounted on a BMP 2 Infantry Combat vehicle (ICV). Previously it had developed a four-missile carrying system
“NAMICA has the potential for import substitution to the tune of Rs. 260 Cr in the first phase, which may go upto more than Rs 3000 Cr,” an OFB release said
NAMICA was launched last week by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh together with other IFB products including an 8.6x70mm sniper rifle, a dual calibre anti-material rifle and an upgraded commander’s thermal imager-cum-daysight for T-90 tanks.
The OFB said that NAMICA uses an indigenously produced infantry combat vehicle with amphibious capabilities. The platform can fire six missiles with a gap of 20 seconds between shots.
The anti-tank missile Nag (Cobra in Hindi) has an air-to-air missile version called ‘Helina’ for mounting on the Light Combat Helicopter being produced by HAL.
Details of prototype tests and its serial manufacture have not been disclosed.