The third-generation Fire and Forget anti-tank guided missile is equipped with many advanced technologies.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted the successful test of the third generation fire and forget Anti-tank Guided Missile NAG.
The tests conducted over a range of four kilometres on stationary and moving targets in the presence of top Army officials at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, confirmed all system capabilities of the NAG Missile, striking the targets precisely.
Dr. Prahlada, Chief Controller, DRDO and Chairman, Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), expressing happiness on the last milestone of the programme said that for the first time, the Army has witnessed the flight tests of the production version of NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA, made by Bharat Electronics Limited, and missiles produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited.
The NAG Missile, unique in the world in its class, has both top and front attack capability and having passive homing guidance achieved through Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker system.
Many small and medium enterprises have participated in the development of the missile system.
With these trials, the development flights stand completed and the NAG system is now ready for user trials.
The mobility in desert terrain has also been comprehensively demonstrated.
“The successful flight test (of Nag) further strengthens the country’s defence capabilities,” said Director-General (Missiles and Strategic Systems) G. Satheesh Reddy.
The third-generation Fire and Forget ATGM Nag is equipped with many advanced technologies including IIR Seeker with integrated avionics, a capability possessed by few nations in the world, said the Defence Ministry statement.
The test was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation scientists with the participation of senior officials from the armed forces.