The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully completed two flight trials of the anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), Nag, to help strengthen the country’s defence capabilities.
During the trials, the third-generation ATGM Nag missile was flight tested against two different targets in the desert ranges of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
In a statement, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: “The ATGM Nag missile has successfully hit both the targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the armed forces.”
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.
The Mod further stated: “With these two successful flight trials, and the flight test conducted earlier in June in the peak of summer, the complete functionality of Nag ATGM along with launcher system NAMICA has been established and marked the successful completion of development trials of Nag missile.”
Indigenously developed by DRDO under the Indian MoD’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), the anti-armour guided weapon is designed to support the Indian Army’s mechanised infantry and airborne forces.
This 43kg, 1.85m-long missile has a diameter of 0.20m, a wingspan of 0.4m, and is equipped with four foldable wings.
Incorporated with many advanced technologies, the missile features a passive imaging infrared radar homing seeker with integrated avionics that guide it to the target after its launch in all lighting conditions.