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India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions
The Nag ATGM has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
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Nag is a third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank missile developed in India
It is one of five missile systems developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)
The NAMICA (Nag Missile Carrier) version of the missile is a ‘lock-on before launch’ system, where the target is identified and designated before the missile is launched
As the targeting system is based on visual identification, the range is limited
The HELINA (Helicopter-launched Nag) version, on the other hand, will use a ‘lock-on after launch’ system extending its range to 7 km
SOURCE – THE INDIAN EXPRESS.