Surface-to-air missile Akash successfully test fired | india news | Hindustan Times
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
  •   °C  
Today in New Delhi, India
May 26, 2018-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Surface-to-air missile Akash successfully test fired

This is the first surface-to-air missile with indigenous seeker that has been test fired.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2017 21:34 IST
With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of surface-to-air missile.
With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of surface-to-air missile.(File for representation)

Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired on Tuesday with an indigenous radio frequency seeker, an official said.

The missile was successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha around 1.40 pm.

“The radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile,” said a statement.

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,” the statement said.

The launch operations were witnessed by the Director General (Missiles) in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, G Satheesh Reddy; Director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), MSR Prasad; Programme Director G Chandra Mouli; Director Integrated Test Range (ITR) BK Das and other top DRDO scientists.

This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM).