Monday, May 07, 2012

Army To Test Improved Nag Missile Carrier In July

NAMICA at Defexpo 2010 | Photo / Shiv Aroor
A significantly improved tracked Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA) is up for user trials in July. The Army had asked for the following changes to be made to the NAMICA platform:

1. Reduction of all-up weight to 15 tons.
2. Improved reliability of missile launcher platform drive mechanisms.
3. Provision of higher-resolution target acquisition sight for the gunner.
4. Enhanced user-friendliness in acquisition of target through reduced offset between sight and missile seeker-acquired target scene image.
5. Improved amphibious performance.
6. Provision of a Target Surveillance and Acquisition Sight for the crew commander.

10 comments:

Joy said...

And next time if we build an Advanced Nag missile carrier we can call it "Anamica"!

Anonymous said...

NAMAICA is lookin damn good....hope it performs and is inducted in huge no.

Anonymous said...

How the optical gunner sight gets protected from missile plumes? will shutter operates and closes the sight each time a missile is fired?
Hope so!!!

Anonymous said...

IAF and IA keeps changing their requrement well its looks like they don,t know what they need. Atleast indian navy is doing right thing they stick to their statement and normally shows more trust in indigenious technology than other two branches.

Mr. Ra said...

Wishing all the best for these test/trials.

Joy said...

Anon 9.43...

I think its a laser designator or some other targeting devise rather then optical gunner site.

Unknown said...

Hi Shiv,

Will this carrier be provided with 12.7 mm anti aircraft gun, or any other weapon (self defence)for the troops inside?

prashant gupta said...

Have a Question Shiv.Why Army rejected the Spike and Chose Javlin .As per my information javlin is way too costly (around 75k$) per missile so how can we afford such expensive missile and what is a hurry of buying such missile when 2nd generation Milan and Konkar-M Missiles doing the job.Javlin is a great Missile but its way too costly.These days we are we are buying some of the most expensive weapons and everytime reason is to counter China but i think if we really have to prepare well to counter China then this money should be invested in improving infrastructure along the LOC which is in bad shape.Improve BRo capabilities so that they can build these roads qucikly.China is showing aggression on LOC not because we are weaker but they know that we are not in position so show our full strength in those areas due to poor infra.Hope this showoff will stop and we start concentrating on ground realities.

shadow said...

Namica looks good.Hope soon get the operational version.

Rohan said...

prashant... the reason is the same why Nag is not in use while we still want to buy PARS-LR / Hellfire / Brimstone etc....DRDO doesnt provide the juicy titbits that Swiss based middlemen can hand out....

The Chief of the IA has publicly said he was offered a bribe...what chance do mid level Colonels and Brigadiers have when faced with such a culture....