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Anti-Tank Nag Missile's Land Version Successfully Tested

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  1. layman

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    The third generation anti-tank Nag missile's upgraded land version – ‘Helina’ was successfully tested on Sunday at Pokhran field firing range, Rajasthan.
    "For hitting the target, a launching pad was made in Pokhran field firing range. Helina's target was set 7km from the launching pad. The target was fired from launching pad and was hit successfully," an Indian official was quoted as saying by The Times Of India.
    Earlier, air-to-ground preliminarily trials of anti-tank Nag missile's air version of 'Helina' were conducted on October 21, 2011, which were unsuccessful.
    "The range of the land version will be extended by development of a mast-mounted missile launcher that is hydraulically raised to a height of 5 metres to enable the missile to acquire its targets up to a distance of 7-8km. An air-launched, 10-km range variant will be launched from tactical interdiction aircraft like the upgraded Jaguar IS. It has a nose-mounted mill metric-wave active radar seeker," an Indian official added.

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    what about the HAL Rudra and LCH??
     
  3. Himanshu Pandey

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    7-8 km for a anti tank missile... humm this can convert tanks into shooting boards if have enough maneuverability and fire power.
     
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    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    If Nag is good enough then why are we going in for a US made javelin????
     
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    Both are different platform. Javelin is a man portable missile while Nag is carried by a carrier called Namica. Also another version is under development which can be fired from IAF jaguars.
     
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    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Can't Nag be converted into a man portable unit?? If yes then it'll be good for us to go for that. As it will save taxpayers money from getting drained into foreign hands.
     
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    because its not a shoulder launched Missile
    It weighs almost 45 Kgs and has a range of 8 Kms

    Javelin is shoulder launched and has a range of 4 Kms
    weights about 20 Kgs

    For Shoulder launch systems DRDO i building SAMHO Missile
     
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    javelines are worth every penny
     
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    I'm afraid HELINA is the air version of Nag. HELINA = HELIcopter-launched NAg

    The only land version of Nag is the self-propelled launcher mounted on converted BMP-2 chassis.
     
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    CLGM's laser guided, hence prone to jamming. Also, the crew can't shoot-and-scoot because they need to keep the target painted until the warhead impacts the target. Javelin, on the other hand, allows the crew to shoot-and-scoot because its fire-and-forget with active seekers.
     
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