In a major push for indigenization in the defense sector, India today successfully conducted the final test of the Nag anti-tank guided missile, after which the weapons system is now ready to be introduced into the Indian army.
“India today successfully conducted the final test of the Nag anti-tank guided missile developed by DRDO with a warhead. The test was carried out at 6:45 am in the Pokhran firing ranges in Rajasthan,” said officials. Defense Research and Development Organization officials said ANI.
The missile system is now ready for integration into the Indian army which was looking for such a missile system to shoot down enemy tanks and other armored vehicles.
The Nag missile system fired from a Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA) can take our targets at ranges of 4-7 kilometers and is equipped with an advanced finder to move towards its target.
The NAG missile is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile with advanced attack capabilities capable of effectively engaging and destroying all known enemy tanks day and night.
The military needs third generation ATGMs with a strike range of over 2.5 km with fire and forget capabilities. He needs them to equip his mechanized infantry units to transport them on their Russian BMP vehicles.
The military is currently using second-generation Milan 2T and Konkur ATGMs and have been looking for third-generation missiles, which are important in stopping the advancing enemy tanks.
The Ministry of Defense had authorized in 2018 the acquisition of 300 Nag missiles and 25 NAMICAs for the Indian army.