Akash missile test fired successfully
India successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
- Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
- Type: Surface-to-Air
- Range: 25 km, medium range
- Warhead Capacity: 60 kg
- Comparative advantage: Compared with American MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system, Akash has the capability to neutralise aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2014