DRDO executes final user trial of Nag anti-tank missile

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News: Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has successfully carried out the final user trial of the Anti Tank Guided Missile(ATGM), Nag.

Facts:

  • Nag: It is a third-generation, fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) developed by DRDO.
  • Purpose: The missile has been developed to strike and neutralise highly-fortified enemy tanks in day and night conditions.
  • Range: The missile has a range of 4-7 km and can be launched from both land as well as air-based platforms.
  • Significance: NAG will now enter into production phase and will be produced by the defence firm Bharat Dynamics Limited(BDL) whereas Ordnance Factory Medak will produce the NAMICA(Nag missile carrier).
  • Developed under: The missile has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP).

Additional Facts:

  • IGMDP: It was conceived by Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam to enable India attain self-sufficiency in the field of missile technology.
  • Missiles under IGMDP: The missiles developed under this IGMDP programme includes: 
    • Prithvi: Short range surface to surface ballistic missile.
    • Agni: Intermediate Range surface to surface ballistic Missile
    • Trishul: Short range low level surface to air missile.
    • Nag: 3rd generation anti-tank missile.
    • Akash: Medium range surface to air missile.