Nag anti-tank Missile

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Nag may join Army soon: Saraswat

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HYDERABAD: With the third generation anti-tank Nag missile proving its lethality in the final user trials being conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan, a top missile scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) expressed optimism about its induction into the Army soon.

The Army, which conducted winter trials of the missile’s land version in December, began the summer trials earlier this week. While four flight tests were completed by Thursday, three more were slated for Friday night.

Talking to The Hindu here on Friday, V. K. Saraswat, Chief Controller, R&D (missiles and strategic systems), DRDO, described the Nag as a modern and “very potent weapon system with high reliability in performance and damage.”

With the all-weather system proving its capability in the latest round of trials, he hoped its production and induction would begin by the year-end.

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The hit-to-kill missile, designed to take a unique trajectory resembling that of a moving cobra , smashed stationary targets (derelict tanks) in the four trials.

While two targets were of medium range, one each was of shorter and longer range (four km).

Using an Imaging Infra-red (IIR) seeker, the missile, with fire-and-forget capability, acquired the targets and caused extensive damage to them.

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Anti-tank missile Nag to be produced by Bharat Dynamics

BY: The Hindu Business

The Indian Amy has completed user trials of Nag, which is a modern, all-weather, anti-tank guided missile that can defeat the toughest armours.

The 4-km range, third generation, ‘fire and forget’ missile has been tested on both stationary and moving targets during day and night, according to defence scientists.

The Hyderabad-based defence public sector unit Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) will manufacture the Nag missile. The development also opens up opportunities to several PSUs and the private industry, which can participate in the fabricating and assembly of key components, said Dr V.K. Saraswat, Chief Controller R&D (Strategic Defence and Missiles) of the DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation).

Nag has 80 per cent indigenisation. France, the US, Russia and Israel are the only other countries to have such a missile system. But Nag stands out both on its longer range and also all weather hit capability, Dr Saraswat told Business Line here.

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In the winter trials carried out last year, the missile achieved six out of six successful hits on both stationary and moving targets. Similarly in the summer trials conducted in the last few days, the success rate has been total, he said.

The Indian Army requires a few thousand Nags, each of which costs approximately Rs 50 lakh, when produced indigenously. Defence scientists are also working on a helicopter version, which would be integrated to the ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter).

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India Clears Anti-Tank Nag Missile for Production

By vivek raghuvanshi
Published: 8 Jul 2009 12:16



NEW DELHI - Two decades after the homegrown Nag anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was conceived, it has been cleared for production.

The ATGM was indigenously designed and developed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO]. The 4-kilometer-range missile will be produced at state-owned Bharat Dynamics, which will make about 200 missiles in the first year and double that number in following years. The Indian defense forces require about 4,000 ATGMs.
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the production of the Nag missile was ordered early this month after successful heat trials in the Rajasthan desert, said a senior Indian Army official. The winter trials of the missile were concluded last December.

All the user tests of the Nag missile have been completed and the Army has given its approval, said a senior DRDO scientist.

The latest trials of the Nag missile were conducted using an advanced imaging infrared seeker head, one of the Army's essential requirements, the Army official added.

The Nag will replace the existing Russian Konkours and European missile Milan, both of which are manufactured under license by Bharat.

The Army urgently needs the more advanced Nag to improve kill probability as the missile uses a high explosive warhead to penetrate the armor found in modern tanks, the official said.

The Nag missile will be made in land and helicopter versions, where it will be fitted on the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter, although the current order is only for the land variant.

The Nag is a third-generation, all-weather, top-attack, fire-and-forget missile, one of five missile systems developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. Design work started in 1988 and the first tests were carried out in November 1990.

The DRDO scientist said focus will now shift to the helicopter version, which will have an extended range of seven kilometers. The air version will be completed in two years, added the scientist. The land version also eventually will have a range of seven kilometers.


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3rd-gen Nag anti-tank missile completes successful user trials

08 July 2009
The indigenous, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed, third generation anti-tank Nag missile is set for early induction into the Indian Army's inventory following successful final user trials in the deserts of Rajasthan.

The land version of the all-weather, fire-and-forget missile has already undergone successful winter trials in December, and the summer trials began last week. Four flight tests were completed by Thursday and another three were scheduled for Friday night.

Talking to reporters on Friday, Dr VK Saraswat, chief controller, R&D (missiles and strategic systems), DRDO, described the Nag as a modern and "very potent weapon system with high reliability in performance and damage."

With the potent system proving its capability in the latest round of trials, Dr Saraswat hoped its production and induction would begin by year-end.

Scientists revealed that the hit-to-kill missile has a unique trajectory which resembles the movement of a cobra. In the course of the trials the missile smashed stationary targets (derelict tanks) in the course of the first four test firings.

While two targets were stationed at medium range, one each was placed at shorter and longer ranges. Using an Imaging Infra-red (IIR) seeker, the missile acquired targets and caused extensive damage to them.
 

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isint 200 per year low...i mean the soviet union used to produce 25000 a month,thats 25000x12 a year.
 

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About time it happened i was wondering what happened to the ATGM success story
 

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isint 200 per year low...i mean the soviet union used to produce 25000 a month,thats 25000x12 a year.
Soviet aka Russia have a huge export market and so is their infrastructure, expect the same with India in the near future.
 

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^^ I Bet it will get huge orders.
Can't wait to see this baby arming the LCH
 

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Can Nag Missile be carried on existing BMP-1, BMP-2 or Abhay IFV?
 

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Because Namica lacks a 30mm cannon.
BMP-2 in its original role is meant to be a battle field weapon as an infantry fighting vehicle but a Namica have nothing to do with infantry fights it plays the role of a tank killer, you won't risk a tank killer in a skirmish fight.
 

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BMP-2 in its original role is meant to be a battle field weapon as an infantry fighting vehicle but a Namica have nothing to do with infantry fights it plays the role of a tank killer, you won't risk a tank killer in a skirmish fight.
In modern warfare espically in urban combat were troops are scatered u need to be equiped and prepared for everything.
 
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nice but its said to be very expensive however good weapons, max range 6km

Helina, 7-8km air launched will go on our LCH, Dhruv.

i think may be we should develop an even longer range version with range of around 20-25km for our fighters...similar to the

http://www.raytheon.com/media/ausa07/docs/factsheets/jagm.pdf

its effective against buildings, vehicles, moving Armour, boats as well as helicopters. JAGM will be deployed on F-18E/F, Apache etc.
 

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I have a Question? can Nag be used just like Javelin ( Usa)? because it wiil be a huge advantage if one man able to to fire nag on a tank just like manpad. because it will be impossible for anyone to detect him.!
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I have a Question? can Nag be used just like Javelin ( Usa)? because it wiil be a huge advantage if one man able to to fire nag on a tank just like manpad. because it will be impossible for anyone to detect him.!
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Nag is a heavy missile. A better alternative would be to use existing foreign made anti-tank man portable systems.

or carrier launcher is a must for for NAG ATGM to launch !
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Nag can be fit into any "carrier" capable of hauling its weight and accompanying systems.
 

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In modern warfare espically in urban combat were troops are scatered u need to be equiped and prepared for everything.
Missiles are generally not exposed to vulnerable environment, preparedness and logistic/reinforcement depends upon tactics and deployment that's how a war is won even the best weapon system without it may fail to deliver.
 

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