‘Akash’ missile is a medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system with a strike range of 25 km.
Tests were conducted by the IAF, which will be the first service to induct the Akash missiles in its inventory.
The missile was last test fired from the same base on April 26, 2014.
India successfully conducted two rounds of trials of its indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial.
‘Akash’ with strike range of 25 kms was test fired at launch complex-III of the ITR.
Missile,which has a strike range of 25 km with warhead of 60 kgs,went through a user trial on May 24.
The launch will boost India’s air defence shield and re-validating operational efficacy.
Poor planning,over-optimistic timelines and a lack of coordination with the Armed Forces led to cost and time overruns of major defence projects taken up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation…..