Akash missile test fired successfully
Akash test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore in Odisha coast.
- Surface-to-surface air missile System
- Indigenously-developed under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
- An anti-aircraft defence system
- Strike range: 25 km
- Warhead capacity: 60 kg
- Similar to the American MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system, the Akash is capable of neutralizing aerial targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fighter jets, cruise missiles
- More on Akash
What is Rajendra?
Rajendra is a radar developed by the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment at DRDO. Akash can simultaneously engage several targets with the help of this Radar. Rajendra does the surveillance, tracks the target, acquires it and guides the missile towards it. It is “passive phased array radar” which is multifunction and it can track as many as 64 targets and control up to 12 missiles simultaneously.