India has successfully tested its NAG anti-tank missile at the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan using a live warhead, reports say.
The test, in which the missile was used to target a dud tank, was the final trial of the missile. The success of the missile in this trial, conducted at 6:45 am today, has cleared the way for its induction by the Indian Army.
The missile has a range of 4 kilometers.
It is a third-generation fire and forget missile developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The missile is equipped with an advanced indigenous imaging infra-red seeker. It has a high single-shot kill probability and can be used during both day and night operations.
The missile can be used in both top-attack and front-attack configurations. It can defeat ‘reactive’ and ‘composite’ armour on main battle tanks.
NAG has been tested just days after India test-fired its indigenously developed Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile. The air-to-ground missile, which can be launched from a helicopter, can hit targets at a range of 15 to 20 kilometers.
SANT is an upgraded version of the helicopter-launched version of NAG.
India has conducted at least 12 missile test over the last 45 days. This is the 13th missile test India has conducted over the last one and a half month.
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