Indian defence scientists have achieved a major success as the country's domestically-manufactured NAG (Cobra) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) cleared the final trials with pin-point accuracy in the western state of Rajasthan on Thursday morning. The NAG anti-tank guided missiles were developed by the state-funded DRDO to engage highly "fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions".
Final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out today on 22 Oct 2020 at 0645 hrs from Pokhran range. The missile was integrated with the actual warhead and a tank target was kept at designated range. pic.twitter.com/GZ4oJWyNWs— DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 22, 2020
The 1,900-mm missile has a lock-on-before-launch capability to a range of 4 km, which is much higher than American "Javelin" and Israeli "Spike" whose lock-on-before-launch capability are limited to 2.5 km.
The Indian Army said in the past that it would require at least 40,000 anti-tank guided missiles in the next two decades.