India’s DRDO completes final user trial of NAG missile

22 October 2020 (Last Updated October 22nd, 2020 11:52)

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the completion of the final user trial of the third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) NAG.

India’s DRDO completes final user trial of NAG missile
Nag is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile developed by India’s DRDO. Credit: Ajai Shukla / Sniperz11.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the completion of the final user trial of the third-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) NAG.

The missile test was carried out at the Pokhran range on 22 October.

During the trial, the missile was launched from NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA.

Equipped with an actual warhead, NAG hit a tank target located at a designated range.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the ATGM NAG missile.

It is designed to destroy, or defeat enemy tanks equipped with composite and reactive armour.

In addition, the missile can engage with intended targets both during the day and night. It features capabilities such as ‘Fire & Forget’ and ‘Top Attack’, as well as passive homing guidance.

NAMICA, the NAG missile carrier, is a BMP II based system that features amphibious capability.

Following the final user trial, the missile will enter the production phase.

Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) will produce the missile while Ordnance Factory Medak will manufacture the NAMICA.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Army and DRDO for completion of the trial.

Earlier this month, the MoD announced the flight test of the new generation anti-radiation missile.

Called RUDRAM, it is the first locally developed anti-radiation missile of the country.

Last month, DRDO announced that it tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV).