After nearly two decades of development and user trials, the third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG and NAG Missile Carrier NAMICA will be showcased for the first time at the Republic Day Parade this year.
The final user trial of the third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was conducted from the Pokhran range in 2020. Following that, the Indian Army ordered NAG “Fire & Forget” “Top Attack” Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) mounted on the NAG missile carrier NAMICA, which is a BMP II-based system with amphibious capability.
Then-DRDO chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy stated that the Indian Army and industry will work together to bring the missile into production in the coming years, and that more orders will come from the Indian Army, which is now planning to procure upgraded NAG-2 missiles that can now penetrate the outer explosive reactive armour (ERA) of Main Battle Tanks of even newer generations.
NAG-2 will also have a longer range and can be mounted on 8×8 Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicles (IPMVs) based on the TATA-DRDO developed Kestrel or WhAP.