India: Akash missile successfully test fires Surface-to-Air from ITR Odisha – Well, as you all may know that India on Tuesday successfully test-fired Akash. Sources are saying that it is a supersonic surface-to-air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha. Reports are saying that the state-of-the-art indigenous missile targeting a UAV ‘Banshee’ was fired from the launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here this afternoon. Overall, you can say that this is the best news of today.
The official said, “The radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile.” Some reports are saying that the supersonic missile is the first surface-to-air missile with indigenous seeker to be test fired and is being inducted into the Army as short range surface to air missile. Even, everyone is looking quote excited after this achievement.
Also, the reports are coming that after the successful test firing; India has achieved the capability of making any type of surface to air missile, defense. Even India is going to make some noise in upcoming days for sure. Akash has a strike range of about 25 km and carries a 55- kg fragmentation warhead that is triggered by a proximity fuse. Also, it is an all-weather area air defense weapon system which is going to help India for sure. This missile is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralize aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles, and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles.
Some of you may know that the system is designed to neutralize multiple aerial targets attacking from several directions simultaneously. You can say that this is one of the most exciting features of the missile and that’s great. The system is autonomous and its operation is fully automated. There is flexibility in deployment, they said. We are sure that in upcoming days these type news are going to make everyone excited for sure.