Indian Army successfully conducts Summer User Trials of Nag Missile
Indian Army has successfully conducted summer user trials of NAG, 3rd Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). The test was carried out at Pokhran Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan. Trials were conducted by user team from Indian Army as per user defined trial directive in presence of senior officials of the Army and DRDO.
As part of NAG Missile summer user trials, 6 missions were conducted under extreme temperature conditions of Pokhran Ranges. Missile system has already cleared winter user trials in February 2019.
Result: All missiles met mission objectives such as minimum range, maximum range, in direct attack and top attack modes and also achieved a direct hit onto the target.
Way Ahead: Completion of summer user trials will now pave the way for production and induction of missile system into Indian Army. Center Government has already issued Acceptance of Necessity for induction of NAG after user trials.
About NAG missile
Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), a government agency responsible for military’s research and development,
It is a 3rd-generation fire and forget class missile.
It is capable of engaging highly fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions. It has day and night capabilities.
It uses an imaging infrared seeker in lock-on-before-launch mode.
It is launched from NAG missile carrier (NAMICA) which is capable of carrying up to 6 combat missiles.
Range: Minimum-500 metres and Maximum- 4 kilometres
What makes Nag Missile unique in its class is Robust imaging algorithm that made the missile hit target at 4-kilometre distance even in severe summer desert conditions.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Category: Defence Current Affairs
Topics: Anti-tank guided missile • Defence Research and Development Organisation • Missile Test • Nag missile • NAG missile carrier • NAMICA • Pokhran Field Firing Ranges • Summer User Trials of Nag Missile