BAL­LIS­TIC MIS­SILE IN­TER­CEP­TOR AAD SUC­CESS­FULLY FLIGHT TESTED

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DRDO con­ducted the suc­cess­ful test of the Bal­lis­tic Mis­sile In­ter­cep­tor Ad­vanced Area De­fence (AAD) from Ab­dul Kalam Is­land, Odisha. The endo-at­mo­spheric mis­sile, ca­pa­ble of in­ter­cept­ing in­com­ing tar­gets at an al­ti­tude of 15 to 25 kms was launched against mul­ti­ple sim­u­lated tar­gets of 1500 km class bal­lis­tic mis­sile. One tar­get among si­mul­ta­ne­ously in­com­ing mul­ti­ple tar­gets was se­lected on real time, the weapon sys­tem radars tracked the tar­get and the mis­sile locked on to it and in­ter­cepted the tar­get with a high de­gree of ac­cu­racy. The com­plete event in­clud­ing the en­gage­ment and in­ter­cep­tion was tracked by a num­ber of electro-op­ti­cal track­ing sys­tems, radars and teleme­try sta­tions. All the mis­sion ob­jec­tives were suc­cess­fully met.

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Mar­shal B.S. Dhanoa, wit­nessed the flight test along with other se­nior of­fi­cials. Rak­sha Mantri Nir­mala Sithara­man con­grat­u­lated DRDO on the suc­cess­ful flight test for fur­ther boost­ing the de­fence ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the coun­try.

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