Akash missiles tested again

November 21, 2014 07:01 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 12:46 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

Two Akash Surface-to-Air supersonic missiles were fired in quick succession by Indian Air Force personnel to destroy one fast moving Banshee unmanned aerial vehicles and a simulated electronic target at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, in Odisha, on Friday.

While one missile hit and destroyed the target in a low altitude near boundary mission, the other missile war head detonated in the vicinity of the simulated target in a far boundary high altitude exercise.

Friday’s flight trials were preceded by simultaneous launch of two Akash missiles against flying targets on Thursday.

The current series of tests, which culminated on Friday, were conducted for acceptance of new production lot of the missiles.

In all, nine missiles were tested since November 17 as part of the training exercise for IAF personnel.

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