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DRDO Achieves Milestone with Successful AKASH-NG Missile Test

The AKASH-NG system, known for its ability to intercept fast-moving and agile aerial threats, has now moved closer to user trials, reinforcing India's air defense capabilities.

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Achieves Milestone with Successful AKASH-NG Missile Test.

Today at 10.30 am, India marked a significant advancement in its defense capabilities with the successful test flight of the New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile. This test, conducted at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha, targeted a high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle at a very low altitude. The AKASH-NG system demonstrated its precision by successfully intercepting and destroying the target.

AKASH-NG Missile Test

The test affirmed the effectiveness of the entire AKASH-NG weapon system, which includes a missile equipped with an indigenous Radio Frequency Seeker, a Launcher, a Multi-Function Radar, and a sophisticated Command, Control, and Communication system. The performance and accuracy of the system were corroborated by data from several Radars, Telemetry, and Electro-Optical Tracking Systems set up by ITR, Chandipur.

Senior officials from DRDO, the Indian Air Force (IAF), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) were present to witness this pivotal flight test. The AKASH-NG system, known for its ability to intercept fast-moving and agile aerial threats, has now moved closer to user trials, reinforcing India’s air defense capabilities.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commended DRDO, IAF, Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and the industry for their collaborative effort in this successful flight test. He emphasized the significance of the AKASH-NG system in enhancing India’s air defense.

Dr. Samir V Kamat, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO, also congratulated the teams involved in this achievement, highlighting the AKASH-NG’s role in strengthening national defense.

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