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Namica amphibious trial successful

HYDERABAD: Close on the heels of test-firing of the anti-tank Nag missile on stationary and moving targets, DRDO scientists successfully completed an “amphibious trial” of Namica, dedicated carrier of the weapon system, in the Indira Gandhi canal at Nachna in Rajasthan on Thursday.

“This was the first time that such a trial had been carried out,” Nag project director, S.S. Mishra told The Hindu. The carrier, weighing 14.5 tonnes, was in full combat load with eight missiles in the turret and it crossed the canal by demonstrating its “mobility in water.”

In a war scenario, Namica would be required to not only stay afloat but also negotiate and overcome obstacles while moving at seven km an hour, he said.

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