The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Thursday successfully completed the final user trial of third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG. The trial was conducted at 6:45 am rom Pokhran range. According to the DRDO, The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range.
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 MBTs equipped with composite and reactive armour. BrahMos, Supersonic Cruise Missile, Successfully Test-Fired From Indian Navy’s Stealth Destroyer INS Chennai.
Video of Final Trial of NAG:
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 Ordnance 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 appreciated the efforts of DRDO, Indian Army and Industry in bringing the missile up to the production phase.
With theis successful trial, now the India is not required to import anti-tank missiles from the United States or Israel. The development came amid border standoff with China. According to some reports, these missiles will be deployed in Ladakh sector. Notably, India reported purchased Anti-tank Spike missiles from Israel after the Galwan valley clash.