DRDO conducts successful flight-test of Akash-NG missile 

The successful flight test of Akash-NG missile has paved the way for User trials, the DRDO stated.

January 12, 2024 02:28 pm | Updated 06:52 pm IST - New Delhi

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducts a flight test of the New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, on January 12, 2024.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducts a flight test of the New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, on January 12, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight-test of the New Generation Akash Surface to Air Missile (SAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 10:30 a.m. on January 12.

Video of next generation Akash Surface to Air Missile test fired by DRDO on January 12, 2024. | Video Credit: DRDO

“The flight-test was conducted against a high-speed unmanned aerial target at very low altitude. During the flight-test, the target was successfully intercepted by the weapon system and destroyed. 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 & communication system,” the DRDO said in a statement.

The successful flight test has paved the way for user trials, it stated.

The system performance was also validated through the data captured by a number of radars, telemetry and electro optical tracking system deployed by ITR, Chandipur, the statement said. The Akash-NG system is a state-of-the-art missile system capable of intercepting high speed, agile aerial threats, it added.

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