AKASH missile test fired off Odisha coast

Balasore: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district on May 25 and 27.

The missile is an upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker. It is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets.

The Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance. Seeker and guidance performance have been consistently established in both the missions. All the mission objectives have been met, official sources said.

The supersonic Akash missile has a range of around 25 km and and up to the altitude of 18,000m. The missile uses high-energy solid propellant for the booster and ramjet-rocket propulsion for the sustainer phase.

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