SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle program based on the eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles derived from the WhAP is in work and the program has been fast-track as per information coming due to which prototype rollout might be ready by mid-2023. The main armament of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle will be Nag’s anti-tank missile. The launcher features high-end optics and has six missiles ready to launch and can carry four more in storage.
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle will also be fitted with Smoke grenade launchers for self-defense and armor that protects the crew from small arms fire and shell splinters. The third-generation Nag fire-and-forget-class ATGM has a range of 4km and uses an imaging infrared (IIR) seeker to ensure a high target accuracy in both top and front attack modes.
Indian Army earlier this year received the first lot of Infantry Protected Vehicles (IPMVS) which is a basic variant of the WhAP that is manufactured at a facility in Pune by Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL). TASL is also rumored to be working on a third WhAP-based platform to enhance India’s firepower in higher altitudes.
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