On Sunday, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully executed three test firings of the missiles in the Pokhran firing ranges. The move comes closer toward the induction of the Nag anti-tank guided missiles into the Army.
“The missiles were test-fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful,” DRDO officials said. The missile is in the final stages of being launched into the Army, stated the Government sources. It will be used by the Army by mounting them on the modified armoured vehicles.
Last year, the Defence Acquisition Council had approved the procurement of DRDO’s designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs. 524 crore. The new system will have a third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the NAG, along with the Missile Carrier Vehicle (NAMICA). Being a third generation anti-tank guided missile, the NAG has top attack capabilities that can effectively engage and destroy all known enemy tanks during day and night.
The inclusion of the NAG missile into the Army is likely to give a quantum boost to the Army’s capability against enemy armour. To further validate the capabilities of the missile, more tests will be carried out on Monday by the Army and DRDO. Agni, Prithvi and Akash are the name of the other missiles which have been successfully developed and inducted into the armed forces under the project.