DRDO conducted the successful launch of the Interceptor Missile Advanced Area Defence (AAD) today from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.

Highlights

  • The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms successfully destroyed the incoming missile.
  • All the mission objectives were successfully met.
  • The weapon system radars tracked the target and provided the initial guidance to the interceptor which could precisely home on to the target and destroyed it in endo-atmospheric layer.
  • The complete event including the engagement and destruction was tracked by a number of electro-optical tracking systems using infrared imagery.
  • Radars and telemetry stations tracked the target and the interceptor till the destruction of the target.

Interceptor Missile | Significance

The launch has proved the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) prowess of the country.

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