Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nag ready for final trials

Next week, Nag, the indigenously developed third generation anti-tank guided missile (3GATGM) will begin terminal trials at the Pokhran range in Rajasthan. Spread across three days, the Nag will be fired at ceiling range against upto seven armoured targets (both moving and static), including with the top-attack capability. These are planned to be the final trials of the missile's development phase. A round of confirmatory trials and user trials with the Army will be carried out either next month of early September.

The Hindu quoted Nag programme director SS Mishra in January as saying, "The third-generation missile is a truly fire-and-forget system. Unlike the first-generation system, in which the operator has to track and guide manually, Nag is entirely autonomous from launch-to-impact to ensure zero-miss distance."

Photo ©Shiv Aroor/LiveFist

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

May be this time it will pass with flying colors.

This is one missile we know very less about. What exactly made us test this system 56 times and still not induct it? When we are able to hit falling ballistic missiles accurately, what is the problem hitting a tank moving 1/1000th of that speed?

Anonymous said...

I think we have fired those missiles in actual combat than testing it( until the development scientists die of old age..)
we could hav taken out half of paki armour. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Eagerly waiting to hear the latest excuse the Indian Army will provide for NOT accepting this missile....

Anonymous said...

ya.. just for a second i forgot that the customers are the Indian Army...

No wonder we are still testing the missile

Anonymous said...

Shiv, Can you witness the field firing tests if possible ? This time they must not escape scrutiny. If it fails we accept the results and move on but if it succeeds but made to appear as a failure then that must be exposed.

WillWorkForFood said...

How on earth do you make an anti-tank missile fire and forget?

What does it home-in on?

So you can launch , it and switch to a different target immediately?