Nag anti-tank Missile

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I think Dhruvastra has longer range plus advanced seeker than normal Nag. It's an next Version of Nag/Helina in effect. They just gave it different name than a Mk2 version. All these tanks were developed from the Nag. With different ranges, seekers, optical & laser target finders, tandem warhead etc.
Indigenous ATGM EO seeker.
 

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@Bleh could you comment on the apparent discrepancy.
Nope.
Between a 45kg & a 14.5kg missile, there's far too many variables to even make a guess... But if I had to hazard one, I'd say MPATGM looks like it has a more serpentine trajectory. Nag goes straight up & straight down.
 

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Is Indian anti tank missile more powerful than Israel’s Spike?

The test shot was carried out on October 23 at the test site of the Pokhran field field, in the western state of Rajasthan. The missile destroyed the target with extremely high accuracy in both desert terrain and rugged frontier hills.

“This is the final test and the NAG program will begin to be deployed to all units in the military,” the Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

NAG is a product of the Defence Research and Development Organisation Agency of India (DRDO). The missile equipped with an advanced passive navigation system with the ability to precisely destroy the target. It is designed to destroy modern tanks and heavy armored targets. It also has night strike capabilities.


The missile can be launched from a ground-based launch pad or an airbase. The ground version can now be mounted on NAMICA (BMP-2 platform) using NAG missiles. The platform can fire six missiles with a gap of 20 seconds.

The NAG was developed under the Indian Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) program developed by the Ministry of Defense, involving four other types of missiles, including Agni, Akash, Trishul, and Prithvi.

The first test of the NAG was carried out in October 1990, but it was not until 2002 that there were initial successes. Testing of anti-tank NAG missiles against stationary and mobile targets took place from 2007 to 2016.

During the test in January 2016, a NAG missile successfully destroyed a thermal weapons system (TTS) at a range of 4 km at the Pokhran range. This anti-tank missile has undergone the last of the practical tests in different weather conditions this year.

According to DRDO, NAG is a line of anti-armored weapon guided missiles built of lightweight and highly durable composite materials. It has a high combat ability and can evade the enemy’s defenses.

The missile is installed with 4 penguins, spread and length 1.85, diameter 0.20m, wingspan of 0.4m and weighs 43kg. The missile is fitted with a targeting guidance system, while the middle body contains many compact sensors and warheads.

 

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600- 650mm RHA is quite pathetic in my opinion in today time's. It should be 900mm at minimum.
Unnecessary & impractical.
These are small ATGMs (1/4th size of NAG) with less room for warheads, that too multiple in tandem. On top of that they have to maneuver for a top-attack... So these prioritise holding more fuel to sustain atleast 20 sec flight, that too climb followed by serpentine path & has comperatively large sensor + guidance systems.

Not meant for brute damage but angled attacks, making their penetration capabilites overkill by a large margin.
 

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Unnecessary & impractical.
These are small ATGMs (1/4th size of NAG) with less room for warheads, that too multiple in tandem. On top of that they have to maneuver for a top-attack... So these prioritise holding more fuel to sustain atleast 20 sec flight, including climb with serpentine path, & comperatively big sensor + guidance systems.

Not meant for brute damage but angled attacks, making their penetration capabilites overkill by a large margin.
are they planning building something in league of Kornet and TOW but with bigger diameter warhead ? Even NAG has 150mm diameter and only 800mm RHA.
 

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Unnecessary & impractical.
These are small ATGMs (1/4th size of NAG) with less room for warheads, that too multiple in tandem. On top of that they have to maneuver for a top-attack... So these prioritise holding more fuel to sustain atleast 20 sec flight, that too climb followed by serpentine path & has comperatively large sensor + guidance systems.

Not meant for brute damage but angled attacks, making their penetration capabilites overkill by a large margin.
He's right, you know?? I mean, if we are to take the warhead diameter into account, both Nag and MPATGM seem pretty underwhelming even when compared to stuff from the 90s!! Their only saving grace is that both of those are top attack missiles, hence they don't need as much pen but doesn't change the fact that the warhead is quite suboptimal, to say the least.
 
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are they planning building something in league of Kornet and TOW but with bigger diameter warhead ? Even NAG has 150mm diameter and only 800mm RHA.
Actually, the Diameter of the Nag is ~190 cm, so the diameter to dop ratio is even more fucked up than you think.
 

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Which 3rd gen IIR guided missile is having that much DOP.
Spike-ER, PARS 3, MMP to name a few. All of these have a diameter smaller than that of Nag (the regular version), have a greater range, and reported DOP of 1000-1100 mm after ERA. Besides, what's the guidance mechanism has got to do with DOP??
 

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Well Helina has a less than 6Kg warhead vis a vis Pars3LR which has a 9 Kg warhead.
 

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Spike-ER, PARS 3, MMP to name a few. All of these have a diameter smaller than that of Nag (the regular version), have a greater range, and reported DOP of 1000-1100 mm after ERA. Besides, what's the guidance mechanism has got to do with DOP??
compared to Kornet it's pathetic from DOP to weight. as you said only Saving grace is top attack.
That's correct. World leading is possibly Kornet E, that can penetrate 1300mm of armor!
Kornet/TOW are direct direct hit weapons & need the punch.

I shared what I read... That NAG series just puts max priority on the seeker & guidance, where it needed to meet requirements that Spike etc. failed reach. Also TVC nozzles, fins mechanism etc.
I doubt our DOP will ever be improved if they prove to reliably hit from top attack.

DRDO's way forward seem to be fully concentrating on developing EFP warheads that'll explode far from target, before hard-kill APS can engage the ATGM.
 
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