Hyderabad: The Indian Army has successfully completed the second phase of the final user trials of the third generation anti-tank Nag missile, proving its hit-to-kill capability. The tests are being carried out in the firing ranges of the Rajasthan desert.
According to defence scientists, the missile first underwent extensive transportation trials on 31 July and 1 August, after which three missiles were fired on 2 August against fixed and moving targets. Based on the feedback provided by the Army from previous user trials, the system had been further ruggedized.
Officials said these recent tests have paved the way for early induction of the system.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said Tuesday that the missile ''conclusively established'' its K-Kill efficacy (capability to kill) as a stationary derelict tank was heavily damaged in each of the two trials carried out against fixed targets.
The missile's potent tandem warheads pierced through the armoury of the tanks and proved their lethality. The third trial was conducted against a moving rail-based target which was developed by the Army.
All the trials were of shorter range, varying from 800 to 1400 metres, as desired by the user.