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The surface-to-air missile was launched after receiving signal from radars to intercept a moving aerial target with the help of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) ‘Banshee’ over the Bay of Bengal.
According to reports, the system comprises of features, including a Multi Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) in order to detect, track and guide the missile.
Meanwhile, Indian Air Force will raise the first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with the induction of two aircraft into the force in Bengaluru today.
State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will hand over the first two Tejas aircraft to the Air Force which will make up the ‘Flying Daggers’ 45, the name of the first squadron of the LCA.
The LCA squadron induction ceremony will be held at the Aircraft System Testing Establishment in the presence of Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, Air Officer Commanding-in Chief, Southern Air Command, officials said.
The squadron will be based in Bengaluru for the first two years before being moved to Sulur in Tamil Nadu.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, who on May 17 took his maiden flight in Tejas, had termed the aircraft as “good” for induction.— Agencies