4 May, 2007 (FIDSNS)
Nag has in principle been accepted by the Army and has issued a trial directive for conduct of user trials. Induction will follow soon after. The transfer of technology has been completed from DRDO to a production agencies.
NAG has a tandem warhead designed to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected Main Battle Tank’s (MBT) in both top and front attack modes. The warhead has been proved against ERA protected Reactive Hull Armor (RHA) target at various angles of attack viz 45 degree, 65 degree and 67 degree.
In addition a 2 dimensional thermal infrared target has been developed for NAG trials. Imaging infrared (IIR) seeker based filtering, guidence and control system design methodolgy has been established for NAG ATMG land system.
The Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA) version NAG Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATMG) has also been tested against tank turret with zero miss distance. Commander cupola of NAMICA also has a remote controlled firing station for 7.62mm gun . It uses an electro mechanical drive for providing gun laying in elevation and azimuth. NAMICA MK-II nowfeatures an automatic NBC system.
NAG also features composites on air frame shells, ablative components, wings and fins.