Nag anti-tank missile successful test fired
The indigenously-built third generation anti-tank missile Nag was successfully test fired at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan.
- During the test, the missile successfully hit the target 4 km away during a night trial validating enhanced capability of Imaging-Infrared seeker (IIS). It mainly guides the missile to the target.
- The main purpose of test to validate Thermal Target System (TTS) was also tested. TTS had simulated a target similar to an operational tank generating thermal signature.
With this successful test Nag missile was now ready for final and pre-induction user trials.
About Nag anti-tank guided missile
- Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
- It is fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. 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.
- It has been incorporated with HEAT (High explosive anti-tank) warhead also the top-attack all-weather fire-and-forget system capable of destroying modern tanks with armoured protection by nullifying their ERA (explosive reactive armour).