New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday (January 25, 2021) carried out the successful maiden launch of the Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha. The Akash-NG is a brand new era Surface to Air Missile meant to be used by Indian Air Force with an intention of intercepting excessive maneuvering low RCS aerial threats.
“The missile intercepted the goal with textbook precision. The launch met all of the test targets by performing excessive manoeuvres through the trajectory,” stated the Ministry of Defence.
They added that the efficiency of the Command and Control system, onboard avionics and aerodynamic configuration of the missile was efficiently validated through the trial.
“During the test launch, the complete flight path of the missile was monitored and the flight information was captured by numerous Range devices corresponding to Radar, EOTS and Telemetry methods deployed by ITR, Chandipur. The Multi Function Radar was examined for its functionality of integration with the system,” stated MoD.
The test launch was carried out by a mixed crew of DRDO, BDL & BEL within the presence of the representatives of Indian Air Force.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the scientists from DRDO, BEL and crew from Indian Air Force for this achievement.