In a boost to Indian Armed Forces, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested Nag, the 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan. As per a press release, the ATGM Nag missile successfully hit both the targets at different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the Armed Forces. Press Trust of India reports that DRDO has been trying to ramp up country’ military capability in sync changing security dynamics in the region.
With the two successful flights, and the flight test conducted earlier in June in the peak of summer, the complete functionality of Nag ATGM along with launcher system NAMICA has been established, and marks the successful completion of development trials of Nag Missile, the release said. As per the report, the defence ministry said yesterday’s flight tests and the trials in June marked the successful completion of development trials of Nag missile.
Earlier, PTI quoting sources had reported that missile is equipped with highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker and has integrated avionics technology in its arsenal. As per reports, this integrated avionics technology is possessed by very few countries.
At the time of its initial launch, G Satheesh Reddy, scientific advisor to the Defence Minister and DG (missiles and strategic systems), who was also present on the occasion to witness the launch told PTI that the successful test of the missile had strengthened the defence capabilities of the country.