WATCH Video ! BIG BOOST to Indian Air Force: DRDO successfully flight-tests surface-to-air missile Akash-NG to neutralise aerial threats
DRDO Missile: The missile system has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
What comes as a big boost for Indian Air Force, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has flight-tested Akash Missile (Akash-NG), a new generation surface-to-air missile. The successful fight-test was conducted from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday, July 21.
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Time of flight trial
The flight trial was conducted at around 12:45 PM from a land-based platform with all weapon system elements such as Multifunction Radar, Command, Control & Communication System and launcher participating in deployment configuration.
Neutralising aerial threats
The missile system has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories. The launch was witnessed by the representatives of Indian Air Force. In order to capture flight data, ITR deployed a number of Range stations like, Electro Optical Tracking System, Radar and Telemetry. The flawless performance of the entire weapon system has been confirmed by complete flight data captured by these systems. During the test, the missile demonstrated high maneuverability required for neutralising fast and agile aerial threats.
.@DRDO_India successfully flight-tests indigenously developed Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for minimum range
The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) July 21, 2021
A force multiplier
Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of the Indian Air Force. Production agencies Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) also participated in the trials.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BDL, BEL, Indian Air Force and the Industry for the successful test. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO applauded the efforts of the team and said the missile will strengthen the Indian Air Force.
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