A Weapons and Ammunition display was organised today at the Infantry School, Mhow. Loiter Munition, Nagastra 1, developed by EEL, a 100 % subsidiary of Solar Industries India Ltd., Nagpur was live demonstrated during the show.
Nagastra 1 with abort, recovery and reuse features is already in production at the EEL against a contract from the Indian Army. An upgraded version of this Loiter Munition has been developed, which in the Fire & Forget mode can carry a 2.2 kg warhead up to a range of 30 km. The version under production can carry 1 kg warhead up to 15 km range.
During the display this newly developed Loiter Munition was launched from a pneumatic launcher and after following the predefined trajectory it went into a kamikaze mode to destroy the target. Nagastra 1(F&F) hit the target with an accuracy of 2 m. This live demo was witnessed by the Chief of Army Staff along with other senior officers from the armed forces, according to the informed sources.