India Test Fires Nag Missile

20 June 2010 (Last Updated June 20th, 2010 18:30)

India has successfully test fired an anti-tank Nag guided missile from the army's field firing range near Hyderabad. During the test fire, the Nag missile successfully hit a moving target in 3.2 seconds, according to the Hindu, quoting the Defence Research and Development Organisat

India has successfully test fired an anti-tank Nag guided missile from the army's field firing range near Hyderabad.

During the test fire, the Nag missile successfully hit a moving target in 3.2 seconds, according to the Hindu, quoting the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Military scientists at the DRDO conducted a similar test last week during which the Nag missile launched from a Namica tracked missile carrier and destroyed a stationary object in three seconds at the army's firing range.

The missile is equipped with an active imaging infra-red seeker and a highly potent HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank) warhead, and is suitable for day and night operations.

The Nag missile is scheduled to enter Indian Army service after completing final validation trials, which are scheduled for July 2010.