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Third Generation ATGM NAG successfully hit target from Pokran Range

New Delhi: Final user trial of 3rd generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out on Thursday at 0645 hrs from Pokhran range in Rajasthan.

The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range.

This was launched from NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA. The missile hit the target accurately defeating the armour, a defence ministry official said here on Thursday.

Developed by DRDO, ATGM NAG will engage highly fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions.

The missile has “Fire & Forget”, “Top Attack” capabilities with passive homing guidance to defeat all MBTs equipped with composite and reactive armour.

The NAG missile carrier NAMICA is a BMP II based system with amphibious capability.

With this final user trial, NAG will enter into production phase.

The missile will be produced by Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), whereas Ordinance Factory Medak will produce the NAMICA.

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and Indian Army for the successful trial of NAG Missile.

Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of DRDO, Indian Army and Industry in bringing the missile up to the production phase.

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