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DRDO conducts successful test of New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile off Odisha coast | Watch video

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DRDO conducts successful test of New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile off Odisha coast | Watch video
DRDO conducts successful flight-test of New Generation AKASH missile off Odisha coast. (PIB)

DRDO conducts successful test of New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile off Odisha coast | Watch video

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a successful flight test of the New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 10.30 am today.

The flight test was conducted against a high-speed unmanned aerial target at a very low altitude. During the flight test, the target was successfully intercepted by the weapon system and destroyed.

Take a look at the video below,

It has validated the functioning of the complete weapon system consisting of the missile with indigenously developed Radio Frequency Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar, and Command, Control, and Communication system, the Ministry of Defence said in an official statement. 

The system performance was also validated through the data captured by several Radars, Telemetry, and Electro-Optical Tracking System deployed by ITR, Chandipur. 

The flight test was witnessed by senior officials from DRDO, Indian Air Force (IAF), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The AKASH-NG system is a state-of-the-art missile system capable of intercepting high-speed, agile aerial threats. 

The successful flight test has paved the way for user trials. The AKASH-NG system is a state-of-the-art missile system capable of intercepting high-speed, agile aerial threats. 

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has complimented the DRDO, IAF, PSUs, and the industry for the flight test. 

“The successful development of the system will further enhance the air defense capabilities of the country,” he said.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat also congratulated the teams associated with the successful flight test of AKASH-NG.

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