DRDO conducts NAG tests, missile ready for user trials

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (UNI) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted tests of the third generation Anti-tank Guided Missile NAG in the past two days, signalling the completion of the developmental phase.

It is now ready for user trials, a defence ministry statement said today .

The tests, conducted over a range of four km on stationary and moving targets in the presence of top Army officials at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, confirmed all system capabilities of the NAG Missile, striking the targets precisely.

''With these trials, the development flights stand completed and the NAG system is now ready for user trials. The mobility in desert terrain has also been comprehensively demonstrated,'' it said.

Dr Prahlada, Chief Controller, DRDO and Chairman, Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), expressing happiness on the last milestone of the programme, said for the first time, the Army has witnessed the flight tests of the production version of NAG Missile Carrier (NAMICA), made by Bharat Electronics Limited, and missiles produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited.

The 'Fire and Forget' NAG Missile has both top and front attack capability and having passive homing guidance achieved through Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker system.

Many small and medium enterprises have participated in the development of the missile system.

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