Nag anti-tank missile tested from helicopter platform
Indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missile was successfully tested from a helicopter platform.
Test: During the test, three-round trial of helicopter-launched Nag (HeliNa) missile were conducted at a Chandhan firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The two of the trials successfully had hit the target while one had reportedly missed the target.
Facts about Nag anti-tank guided missile
- Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
- HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag missile.
- Operational range: 500m to 4km (Land version), 7-10km (Air-launched).
- Guidance system: Incorporated with advance Active Imaging infra-red (IIR) seeker.
- Earlier successful trials of this third generation missile were conducted from the Pokhran firing range and Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
- Once inducted into the Armed Forces, it will be integrated with the weaponised version of the Dhruv, an advanced light helicopter (ALH).
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2015