Friday, March 12, 2010

Indian Army to test fire Nag missile in May

The Indian Army is gearing up to test fire the indigenously-built Nag anti-tank missile from Rajasthan in May.

The short-range missile, developed by Hyderabad-based Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, will be inducted in the Army after completing the final round of test trials, sources said.

The Army has earmarked Rs 335 crore to buy 443 Nag missiles.

Nag is a third generation missile which operates on the “fire-and-forget” principle.

While the land version of the missile has a range of 4 to 6 km, its air version has a range of 7 to 8 km.

The 42-kg missile can fly at a speed of 230 meters per second.

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