DRDO Successfully Test-fires Anti-tank Missile Nag in Rajasthan

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test fired anti-tank missile ‘Nag’ in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan. The “fire and forget” third generation anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’ is equipped with the highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker with integrated avionics, technology which is possessed by very few nations. The tests, which were witnessed by scientists from the DRDO, Defence Lab, Jodhpur, senior officials from armed forces among others. G Satheesh Reddy, the scientific adviser to the defence minister and DG (missiles and strategic systems), who also witnessed the launch, said the successful flight test has strengthened the country’s defence capabilities. DRDO chairman Dr S Christopher congratulated the team who were a part of the mission.

A day trial of the Indian Army’s Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Nag, equipped with imaging infrared radar (IIR) seeker, was successfully conducted in Rajasthan on Tuesday, a defence statement said. The missile was tested during the day for a reduced range of 3.2 km from the earlier target of 4 km. The third-generation Fire and Forget ATGM Nag is equipped with many advanced technologies including IIR Seeker with integrated avionics, a capability possessed by few nations in the world, said the Defence Ministry statement. The test was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation scientists with the participation of senior officials from the armed forces.

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