New generation Akash missile test fired for second time in last three days from ITR off Odisha coast
Balasore : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday
conducted a successful flight-test of New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from Integrated Test
Range, Chandipur off Odisha coast for the second time during the last three days.
On July 21, 2021, the missile was successfully flight-tested without seeker meeting all the mission requirements.
The test was carried out at 1145 hrs today against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which
was successfully intercepted by the missile.
The flight test has validated the functioning of complete weapon system consisting of the missile
with indigenously developed RF Seeker, Launcher, Multi-Function Radar and Command, Control & Communication system.
DRDO sources said the test was carried out amidst inclement weather conditions proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system.
The system performance was validated through the data captured by a number of Radar,
Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur.A team of Indian
Air Force Officers witnessed the test.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Air Force and the Industry on
the second successful flight test of Akash-NG in a span of three days.
Mr.Singh said the development of this state-of-the-art missile system will prove to be a force
multiplier for air defence capabilities of Indian Air Force.
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy
congratulated the teams for the successful trial of Akash NG missile capable of intercepting
high speed and agile aerial threats.