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Anti Tank Guided Missiles Nag Successfully Tested

Published on March 03, 2018
India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions against two tank targets at different ranges and timings. With this successful trial, the missile is ready for induction.

 Anti Tank Guided Missiles Nag Successfully Tested

About ATGM Nag Missile

The missile has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).  It is a third generation "fire-and-forget" anti-tank missile developed in India with a cost of Rs. 3 billion (US$45.9 million).  It is one of five missile systems developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). The other four missiles are: Agni, Prithbi, Akash and Trishul. It will complement the existing Russian 9M113 Konkurs Anti-tank guided missile and European missile MILAN in Indian usage, both of which are manufactured under licence by Bharat Dynamics Limited.

Variants of Nag Missile

HeliNa
HeliNa,  with a range of 7–8 km, launched from twin-tube stub wing-mounted launchers on board the armed HAL Dhruv and HAL Light Combat Helicopter produced by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). It will be structurally different from the Nag.

Namica
NAMICA (Nag Missile Carrier) is a tank destroyer built for the army. It is equipped with a thermal imager for target acquisition. NAMICA is a modified BMP-2 IFV produced as "Sarath" in India.
Land, Air and Man portable are the other versions of the missile.

Expected Questions

Which of the following is not one of five missile systems developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)?
a. Nag
b. HeliNa
c. Akash
d. Prithvi

What is the helicopter version of Nag Missile called?
a. Air
b. Akaash
c. NAMICA
d. HeliNa
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