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2 Akash missiles test-fired,1 successful

“The flight trials were conducted in quick succession from road mobile launchers at launch pad-3 in the ITR at about 1102 hours,” defence sources said.

For the third time in five days,India on Monday test-fired two surface-to-air anti-aircraft ‘Akash’ missiles from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here,achieving success in one while the data of the second trial was being analysed.

“Two Akash missiles were launched from the ITR. While one test was successful,data for the other is still being analysed,” ITR director M V K V Prasad told PTI over phone.

The double test-fire came after trials of the indigenous missile,with a range of 25 km and capable of carrying a warhead of 60 kg to neutralise aerial targets,on May 24 and 26.

“The flight trials were conducted in quick succession from road mobile launchers at launch pad-3 in the ITR at about 1102 hours,” defence sources said.

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“Each missile was aimed at intercepting a floating object supported by a pilotless target aircraft at a definite altitude over the sea,” the sources said.