6 August : The DRDO has conducted successful test of the 3rd generation Fire and Forget Anti-tank Guided Missile NAG in the last two days. The tests, conducted over a range of 4 km on stationary and moving targets in the presence of top Army officials at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, confirmed all system capabilities of the NAG Missile, striking the targets precisely.
Dr. Prahlada, Chief Controller, DRDO and Chairman, Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), expressing happiness on the last milestone of the programme, said that for the first time, the Army has witnessed the flight tests of the production version of NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA, made by Bharat Electronics Limited, and missiles produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited. The NAG Missile, unique in the world in its class, has both top and front attack capability and having passive homing guidance achieved through Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker system. Many small and medium enterprises have participated in the development of the missile system.
With these trials, the development flights stand completed and the NAG system is now ready for user trials. The mobility in desert terrain has also been comprehensively demonstrated.