Maiden Test Launch of India's Akash NG Missile

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  • 02:17 PM, January 25, 2021
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Maiden Test Launch of India's Akash NG Missile
Akash NG missile

India’s DRDO conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha today evening.

Akash-NG is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile meant for use by Indian Air Force (IAF) with an aim of intercepting high maneuvering low RCS aerial threats.

The Indian Ministry of Defence said the missile intercepted its target with precision. The launch met all the test objectives by performing high maneuvers during the trajectory. The performance of the Command and Control system, onboard avionics and aerodynamic configuration of the missile was successfully validated during the trial.  During the test launch, entire flight path of the missile was monitored and the flight data was captured by various Range instruments such as Radar, EOTS and Telemetry systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The Multi Function Radar was tested for its capability of integration with the system.

The Akash-NG system has been developed with better deployability compared to other similar systems with canisterized launcher and much smaller ground system footprint. The test launch was carried out by a combined team of DRDO, BDL & BEL in the presence of the representatives of IAF.

Maiden Test Launch of India's Akash NG Missile
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