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DRDO's Nag missile fails in user trials

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Steel, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. Steel

    Steel Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    The long-delayed Nag anti-tank missile project of the DRDO has suffered yet another setback as its user trials held recently failed. In the trials held in Rajasthan in presence of senior Lt Gen-rank officers from the Army and top DRDO officials, the modified carrier of the missile called NAMICA also under-performed, DRDO sources told PTI.
    In the trials held at the Mahajan firing range, four Nag missiles were fired of which only one could hit the target whereas the remaining failed to do so due to glitches in the equipment on-board the weapon, they said.
    Army officials present at the test-firings were not happy with the performance of the missile and have asked the defence research agency to come better prepared for the trials to be held in the future, they said.

    The missile has been under development as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) initiated in early 1980s and is now expected to take few more years to reach the induction stage. Sources said the carrier of the Nag missile called NAMICA - a modified Russian-origin BMP-II personnel carrier, also failed to satisfy the users in displaying its capabilities in water during the trials.
    However, the NAMICA met the requirements of the user in terms of its cross-country capabilities, they said.
    When contacted for his reaction, DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta said the trials were a "partial success". "The Advanced Target Acquisition systems with both the Gunner and Commander have performed well," he claimed.

    DRDO's Nag missile fails in user trials - India News - IBNLive
     
  2. kum

    kum 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    It's not looking Good.
    We have to go fast with Nag If we have to give appropriate answer to our competitors.
    Hope next time it will go right & work out for us.
     
  3. Sanjeeb Bose

    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    DRDO must come back well prepared next time... This program was going on for very long time need a logical closure ASAP...
     
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    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Nag missile is very big and larger in size then its counterparts.
    we need some thing smaller and compact which could able to fit in arjun mbt.

    What the hell is going on , now a days all the missile projects are facing much delays and flaws
     
  5. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    I think the missile may not actually have been designed to fail, but havent you heard that the Indian army is interested in the American Javelin Anti tank missile . I think there might be a link. Else how the missile which seemed to be top of the line missile, suddenly fails. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT HAS NOT FAILED DURING TESTING BUT DURING USER TRIALS. isnt that suspicious?
     
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    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Definitely a sabotage. No doubt about that. Army needs anti tank missiles in huge numbers. Any indigenous alternative will rob the Natasha and Monica brigades in the MOD and army of precious sweet boxes.
     
  7. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Better luck next time.
     
  8. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Trails conducted were of a newer version of Nag,Stop bashing DRDO without knowing full story.A comment from Livefist.

    Dr. Rajaram Gopalakutty. Head Systems Development, DRDO said...
    Too hell with all with you who think DRDO is an underperformer and believe that we Indian Scientists can not create world class products.

    Now let me inform you bunch of ill informed idiots that Nag mk1 works fine as per ASQR requirements.

    Nag Mk2 is a more advanced, practically a 4th generation missile. We were hoping to get the results as achieved with the limited range Mmw Italian seekers used on the missile. Further India is close to complete the development of our own high range high resolution mmw seekers which will be employed in the Nag by end of this year.
    The vehicle has`nt failed as well. Its merely in advanced stages of development. Keeping weight low is neither easy nor a game of weeks. We will develop it fully by end of this year and whatever we have achieved is as expected from the limited parameters under tests.

    I would like to tell you that these tests were developmental tests and the data acquired in this test will be used for further enhancement of the missile.

    The missile is already made lighter, with internal construction ready for a new indian seeker. The namica drive vehicle is also redeveloped with better armour, better resolution sights, automatic target acquisition system, full network centric capability and improved drive and amphibious capability.


    We will do it in time. And for you idiots who feel we are behind. Let me tell you that we have bridged the technology gap completely and we are developing cutting edge technology, latest generation equipments and are building them at a lower cost than imported materials with very high level of quality. Infact DRDO labs are at their peak of technology absorption in almost all areas and in next 10 years or so we will be head to head with US, west european development organisations. This is what we have achieved after paying a huge price and years.

    So stop cribbing and earn us some money and pay your taxes fully...be honest and get the best service. Be smart enough to choose a good government and not hay chase a single party which you have done for 70 years. Do your job fine...and well do ours.

    India will be a superpower by 2050.
    APJ Abdul Kalam believes do and so does my team and entire drdo, isro and all government bodies and private sector companies now partnering with us.

    Jai Hind

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  9. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    it could be a temporary setback .... our media doesn't do proper research when they get hold of a story ... they just broadcast/print if they find the news juicy ...:coffee:
     
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    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Come on, dont say MONICA !! She had her mouth full. Why not say ANTONIA and Munni (MMS)
     
  11. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yes.....It was a great failure by the DRDO..

    An organisation which successfully developed 5000 km ballistic nuclear missile can not develop 8 km Anti-tank missile......I believe that.:fuu::tsk::bad::nono::sick::tdown::frown:
     
  12. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Failure in the user trials expose the system. It needs to be reworked and go through rigorous tests again.
     
  13. Gessler

    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Fault is with the Imaging Infra Red (IIR) seeker of the missile. How is it gonna work efficiently
    in the hot climate on the user trial grounds in Rajasthan?? Masking a target vehicle's heat signature
    will be easy in those conditions, no wonder the missile missed its mark.

    It needs to implement the Millimetric Wave (MMW) seeker instead.
     
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