The DRDO tested a new version of the Akash Missile - ‘Akash Prime’ successfully from the Integrated Test Range at Odisha’s Chandipur on Monday at around 4:30 pm. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a press release.
DRDO today conducts Successful Maiden Flight Test of Akash Prime Missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.
The flight test has validated the functioning of complete weapon system consisting of the missile with indigenously developed RF Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar and Command, Control and Communication system, it said, adding that the test was carried out amidst bad weather conditions, “proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system"
The system performance was validated through the data captured by a number of Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur, the DRDO said. A team of Indian Air Force Officers witnessed the test. Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy also congratulated the teams for successful trial of Akash NG which is capable of intercepting high speed and agile aerial threats.
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