NAG Missile: FINAL TRIAL SUCCESSFUL! Know amazing capabilities of Fire and Forget weapon - Top features
In yet another big defence development, final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out on Thursday. This was launched from NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA. The missile hit the target accurately defeating the armour.
"Final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out today on 22 Oct 2020 at 0645 hrs from Pokhran range. The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range," Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tweeted.
WATCH VIDEO of final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG:-
Final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out today on 22 Oct 2020 at 0645 hrs from Pokhran range. The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range. pic.twitter.com/GZ4oJWyNWs
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 22, 2020
Here are amazing things to know about this anti-tank guided missile (ATGM):-
- ATGM NAG has been developed by DRDO to engage highly fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions.
- The missile has “Fire & Forget” “Top Attack” capabilities with passive homing guidance to defeat all Main Battle Tanks (MBT) equipped with composite and reactive armour.
- The NAG missile carrier 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 Ordnance Factory Medak will produce the NAMICA.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Indian Army for the successful trial of NAG Missile. Also, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of DRDO, Indian Army and Industry in bringing the missile up to the production phase.
Earlier, BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired on Sunday from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres.
"BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia," Ministry of Defence had said in a statement.
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