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Nag Missile In Line For Induction, DRDO Carries Out Range Test Successfully

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| September 10 , 2017 , 18:21 IST

After a successful trial of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Prospina back in June 2017, the missile has passed its final trial in Rajasthan's desert range on Friday before its induction into the army.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the flight of India's indigenously developed third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) also known as 'Nag' twice in the Rajasthan test range.

An official statement after the test said, "The missile hit both the targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the armed forces.

"With these two successful flight trials, and the flight test conducted earlier in June in the peak of summer, the complete functionality of Nag ATGM along with launcher system NAMICA has been established and marked the successful completion of development trials of Nag Missile," it added.

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The Nag project, now re-launched under the name Prospina, is a 4-Km range missile system incorporated with most advanced technologies. The missile has high resolution Imaging Infrared (IIR) Seeker, which that can sense heat or infrared signals in three different thermal scenarios.

It also has an  integrated avionics and has successfully passed the night trials at a range of four km range in Bikaner's Mahajan Field Firing Range.

The missile test back in June was a surpasses everyone's expectations by successfully reaching the target 4-km away in both day and night. The trial was carried out by a team of scientists of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile complex at Hyderabad and ARDE and HEMRL at Pune.

The missile's successful test comes as a great victory for the Defence Research and Development Organisation which has been tasked to provide the Indian forces with indigenous arms.