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Anti-tank missile “Nag” successful test fired

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After the multipurpose exercises carried out for improving the system, the indigenously-built third generation anti-tank missile, Nag successfully hit the target 4 km away during a night trial in the Mahajan Field Firing Range, Rajasthan.

  • Thermal Target System (TTS) developed by a defence laboratory at Jodhpur was used as target for the missile, which is in the final user configuration.
  • TTS simulated a target similar to an operational tank as thermal mapping from tank to TTS was carried out for generating thermal signature.
  • The final user trials would be conducted in different conditions in summer and winter this year.

Anti-tank missile “Nag” successful test firedAbout Nag Missile:
Nag is a third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

  • HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag missile.
  • Cost – ₹3 billion
  • Weight – 42 kg (93 lb)
  • Length – 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Operational range – 500m to 4km (Land version), 7-10km (Air-launched).
  • Guidance system – Incorporated with advance Active Imaging infra-red (IIR) seeker.

HEAT (High explosive anti-tank) warhead, the top-attack all-weather fire-and-forget system is capable of destroying modern tanks with armoured protection by nullifying their ERA (explosive reactive armour).