India test-fires indigenously developed interceptor missile

The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator, the sources said.

By: PTI | Balasore (odisha) | Updated: November 22, 2015 12:53 pm

As part of efforts to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India today test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast.

“The test was conducted to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode,” said defence sources.

The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was engaged against an electronically prepared target which simulated the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile.

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After getting signals from tracking radars, the interceptor, positioned at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island), roared through its trajectory at around 0946 hrs to destroy the incoming missile mid-air, in an endo-atmospheric altitude, defence sources said.

The ‘kill’ effect of the interceptor was being ascertained by analysing data from multiple tracking sources,” a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist said soon after the test was carried out.

The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator, the sources said.

The interceptor missile had its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars, the sources said.

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    Satendra Kumar
    Nov 22, 2015 at 8:51 am
    The missile system will provide security for all Indians with highest accuracy of the technology.
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    1. Aazar Kund
      Nov 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm
      India has to readdress its priorities. More focus on defense expenditures will reduce social development as well as hinder the efficiency of social welfare.
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        Ashutosh
        Nov 22, 2015 at 9:14 am
        Congrats to the w team - In the year 2015, returns, not of the prodigals but by the faithfools, have been in the limelight. The awards, honours, medals etc were 'returned' by a few recipients as protest! Those one-time returns had had a field day. But nobody has a word about the returns submitted, along with money, by millions of citizens every month, quarter and year almost all their lives. These returns have no mention even at the event in which the Returning Officer declares the candidate with highest number of votes as 'returned'. That is the lot of real returnees in the Republic of INDIA.
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          avaneeshdang
          Nov 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm
          Great . Kudus to us drdoo employees
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          1. Aman Verma
            Nov 24, 2015 at 9:21 am
            Thanks for ur concern. you will be happy to know that budget for social development of India is way much larger than the defence budget. The defence budget of India always stays under 2% of GDP mark. though our neighbor stan has around 4% of GDP as defense budget. Also, indian defence budget covers more fields of expenditures, for eg. Indian defence budget includes provision for budget of paramilitary forces of country, but stan has separate budget for them. so in real stan spends more on defense thn it says. historicaly many times their defense budget has been around 8-10% of GDP. I think you should try to give social development lecture to our wise neighbors. Also, as our wise neighbor threatens us with nuclear war on daily basis, we need to make sure that we r best prepared for it. we need to be so capable that their nukes cant cross the border and get destro within their boundaries so they may see how bad nuclear war is. so we have no other way apart from becoming strong and prepare for any stupid action from the neighborhood.
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