Friday 16 November 2018, 10:07 PM
India test-fires interceptor missile
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/2/2018 5:01:32 PM
India test-fires interceptor missile

Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired the endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, which is a part of the country's ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield against a multiple target scenario.The interceptor missile (it remains within the earth's atmosphere at an altitude below 100 km), fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, hit a designated incoming dummy enemy missile at a distance of 40 km, said official sources.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired the AAD interceptor from a canister against multiple simulated targets. The missile shoots down one after choosing from a number of targets, said the sources.The DRDO has developed both high-altitude and low-altitude anti-ballistic missiles.The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile.

 

 

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