India Plans To Extend The Range Of Anti-Tank HELINA Missile

India’s Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) plans to
extend the range of the HELINA (Helicopter-mounted Nag) anti-armour
missile into a >20-km range strike munition. HELINA project director
KS Vara Prasad has indicated that his team is building a “miniaturised
inertial navigation package” to enhance the existing weapon without
adding weight or too much cost.

The HELINA, an air-launched variant of the Nag anti-tank missile, has a
range of 7-km and has been captive flight-tested, with a scheduled first
firing for later this year. The programme director has also revealed
that a feasibility study is officially on to integrate the HELINA onto
the Rustom-H MALE