India Completes Tests on Nag Anti-tank Missile

4 August 2009 (Last Updated August 4th, 2009 18:30)

India has successfully completed the second phase of final user trials of the third-generation anti-tank Nag missile for the Indian Army. Three missiles, equipped with tandem warheads, were fired successfully on 2 August against fixed and moving targets, while extensive transportation t

India has successfully completed the second phase of final user trials of the third-generation anti-tank Nag missile for the Indian Army.

Three missiles, equipped with tandem warheads, were fired successfully on 2 August against fixed and moving targets, while extensive transportation trials were carried out on 31 July and 1 August.

The hit-to-kill anti-tank missile was made more rugged based on the feedback provided by previous user trials to suit the army requirements.

The test-fired missile destroyed a stationary derelict tank in each of the two trials conclusively establishing its K-Kill efficacy (capability to kill), according to the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation.

A moving rail-based target developed by the army was used for the third trial. The trials were conducted on a shorter range from 800m to 1,400m.