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