29 Sep '17, 1pm

Indian Army wants more tests before ordering homemade anti-tank missile

Indian Army wants more tests before ordering homemade anti-tank missile

NEW DELHI ― Indian scientists claim they have completed development trials of the homemade anti-tank guided missile known as Nag, but the Army, which will use the munition, says more trials are needed before a formal limited production order is given. “The developmental trials of Nag ATGM carried out earlier this month have only proven partial success, and many more user trials will be needed,” an Indian Army official said. “The entire exercise of hot- and cold-region trials of the Nag missile will take more than one year to complete, after which the missile could be ready for production.” The Army also flagged the high cost of the Nag missile. The cost of the Nag ATGM is about half a million dollars, almost double the price of the Israeli Spike or American Javelin missile, according to a second Army official. The thermal sensors of the Nag missile are procured from Rafael...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/09/29/indian-army-w...

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