Akash Prime, New Version Of Akash Missile, Successfully Tested From Odisha's Chandipur - Odisha Bytes

Akash Prime, New Version Of Akash Missile, Successfully Tested From Odisha’s Chandipur

Balasore: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on Monday, successfully tested an enhanced version of Akash Missile, Akash Prime, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the district.

The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft, in its maiden flight test after improvements, the DRDO said in a statement.

Akash Prime is equipped with a homegrown RF seeker which imparts an improved accuracy while intercepting targets in various weather conditions, including, Akash Prime, the latest version of Akash missile tested by DRDOAkash Prime, the latest version of Akash missile tested by DRDO | Photo Credit: ANI
New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on Monday, successfully tested a new version of the Akash Missile – ‘Akash Prime’ from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft, in its maiden flight test after improvements, the DRDO said in a statement said.

The enhanced version of the Akash Missile system, Akash Prime is equipped with a homegrown RF seeker which imparts an improved accuracy while intercepting targets in various weather conditions, including, under a low-temperature environment in high altitude operational areas such as the northern and northeastern frontiers.

“Modified ground system of the existing Akash weapon system has been used for the current flight test. The range stations of ITR comprising of Radars, EOTS and Telemetry stations monitored the missile trajectory and flight parameters,” the DRDO stated.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the defence forces for the successful flight trial of the missile, stated 

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