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Interceptor missile successfully test-fired off Odisha coast

The target was developed for mimicking a hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away was launched from a ship anchored in the Bay of Bengal.

By: PTI | Balasore (odisha) | Updated: February 11, 2017 12:01 pm

India on Saturday successfully test-fired its interceptor missile off the Odisha coast, achieving a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of ITR at about 7.45 AM. This mission, termed as “PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth’s atmosphere”, said a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) official.

“Both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target missile, were successfully engaged,” he said.

The target was developed for mimicking a hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away was launched from a ship anchored in the Bay of Bengal.

In an automated operation, radar based detection and tracking system detected and tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile.

The computer network with the help of data received from radars predicted the trajectory of the incoming Ballistic Missile.

PDV that was kept fully ready, took-off once the computer system gave the necessary command for lift-off. The Interceptor guided by high accuracy Inertial Navigation System (INS) supported by a Redundant Micro Navigation System moved towards the estimated point of the interception.

Once the missile crossed the atmosphere, the Heat Shield ejected and the IR Seeker dome opened to look at the Target location as designated by the Mission Computer.

With the help of Inertial Guidance and IR Seeker the missile moved for interception. All events were monitored in real-time by the Telemetry/Range Stations, at various other locations.

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    Jeevan
    Feb 11, 2017 at 11:04 am
    Is this one is in addition to the number of missles that PM modi launches every day?
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    1. Abhishek Bose
      Feb 11, 2017 at 6:54 am
      Awesome
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        Adrian Akau
        Feb 11, 2017 at 6:48 am
        Farmers must be defended so they may commit suicide.
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          Paddy
          Feb 11, 2017 at 7:05 am
          Some good news for dud organisation DRDO
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            NotABabu
            Feb 11, 2017 at 11:50 am
            That is good but shouldn't the India's security first tighten fences around its establishments? I hear that people running from Gauraksak get into NSG compound and shoot off some rounds. And then there are these stani terrorists getting into all kinds of so called bases from Pathankot to Uri and what not. What's the point of an interceptor missile if the bandits are getting into house and raping you every day?
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