New Delhi: 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.
“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.