New Delhi (NVI): Final user trial of third-generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was successfully carried out today at 6:45 am from Pokhran range in Rajasthan. The missile is now ready for induction into the Army.
The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range. This was launched from NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA. The missile hit the target accurately defeating the armour, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
ATGM NAG has been developed by DRDO to engage highly fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions, the Ministry said.
The missile has “Fire & Forget” “Top Attack” capabilities with passive homing guidance to defeat all MBTs equipped with composite and reactive armour, it said.
The NAG missile carrier NAMICA is a BMP II based system with amphibious capability. With this final user trial, NAG will enter into production phase. The missile will be produced by Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), whereas Ordinance Factory Medak will produce the NAMICA.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Indian Army for the successful trial of NAG Missile.
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy also appreciated the efforts of DRDO, Indian Army and Industry in bringing the missile up to the production phase.