India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) today test-fired the Surface to Air Missile (SAM) ‘Akash’ with indigenous radio frequency seeker against a mobile target, Banshee.
This is the first Surface to Air Missile with indigenous seeker that has been test fired. With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile, an official release said.
The launch from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur today at 1338 hrs was deemed as successful. The Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile.
This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM). It contitutes the Indian Army's primary battlefield support missile against aerial targets.
The Indian Air Force has test fired home-grown Akash supersonic surface to air missile against an electronic target from a defense test facility off Odisha coast in India Tuesday. The IAF will conduct another test against an actual target on Wednesday
India has held many discussions to sell its indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile and supersonic Bramhos missile to Vietnam. India and Vietnam share a strategic partnership
India is planning to double production of its indigenously developed Akash surface-to-air missile to 100 per month. "
Indias Bharat Electronics developed surface to Air Akash Missile System was inducted into the air force today. Except a few electronic components, most of the parts of Akash has the ‘Made in India' tag
Indian Army on Tuesday has inducted indigenously developed supersonic short range surface-to-air missile ‘Akash capable of engaging aerial threats like aircraft, helicopters and drones to a maximum range of 25 km and up to an altitude of 20 km. The missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will be a boost for the Army Air Defense Corps, which had been grappling for years with obsolete air defense weapons
The armys air defence (AAD) wing is undergoing a long awaited modernisation by acquiring six batterys of Aakash surface to air missiles (SAM) and modernizing older Russian origin SAMs. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely handed over the Akash missiles at a ceremony later this month
Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of military hardware worth INR 9,100 crore (US$ 1.2 billion) that includes an upgraded version of the Akash missile, on Tuesday
ASEAN Nations are looking to purchase certain weapon systems from India, including Indias indigenously built Akash surface to air missile (SAM) and BrahMos cruise missile. When the 10 Asean leaders meet for the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, sources told
The US-India Business Council (USIBC) along with US defense firms wants the Indian government to formulate a framework to ensure safety and security of critical technology and classified defense information shared by them with Indian partners. “A government-to-government agreement to facilitate the transfer of classified defence technology and information to the Indian private sector besides clarity on issues relating to liability, intellectual property rights and industrial safety must be provided,” Benjamin Schwartz, Senior Director for Defense and Aerospace at the Washington-based USIBC said on Sunday
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Information to upgrade and modernise the infrastructure of Naval Aircraft Yards at Goa and Kochi. The MoD intends to modernize the two aircraft yards by procurement and establishment of various modern facilities / machinery / Systems/ equipment
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