The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 9 September 2017 successfully test fired 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'Nag'.
The missile was tested twice against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan and it successfully hit both the targets under different conditions with very high accuracy as desired.
With this second missile test, the complete functionality of Nag missile along with launcher system NAMICA has been established. The first successful flight test of NAG missile was carried out in June 2017.
About Nag Missile
• The Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile.
• It can be launched from both land and air-based platforms.
• Its helicopter launched version is known as Helicopter-Launched NAG (HELINA) that can be fired from Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and HAL Rudra attack helicopter.
• The land-based version of the missile is at present available for integration on the Nag missile carrier (NAMICA).
• It is equipped with highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker and has integrated avionics technology in its arsenal.
• It possesses advanced passive homing guidance system and has been designed mainly to destroy modern main battle tanks and other heavily armoured targets.
What: Successfully test-fired
When: 9 September 2017