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Surface-to-air Akash missile test fired successfully

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Surface-to-air Akash missile test fired successfully

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    BALASORE (ODISHA): Boosting its air defence shield and re-validating operational efficacy, India today test fired successfully its indigenously-developed surface-to- air 'Akash' missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

    "The user-specific trial, which formed part of the country's routine air defence exercises, was successful," said a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) official associated with the Akash missile project.

    To re-validate the technology and operational efficacy of the missile, defence forces conducted the trial with logistic support provided by the ITR, the official said. The Akash weapon system was inducted into the armed forces in 2008.

    The missile, which has a strike range of 25 km with a warhead of 60 kgs, was test fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-III of the ITR at about 1108 hours, defence sources said.

    "During the trial, the missile was aimed at intercepting a floating object supported by a pilotless target aircraft, flown from launch complex-II, at a definite altitude over the sea," the sources said.

    Akash, an anti-aircraft defence system, can simultaneously engage several targets with 'Rajendra' radar developed by the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a DRDO laboratory in Bangalore.

    Rajendra does the surveillance, tracks the target, acquires it and guides the missile towards it.

    The development of Akash missile took place during 1990s under the country's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) and after many trials, it was inducted into the armed forces.

    An air-force version of the Akash missile has also been developed by the DRDO.

    Rajendra is a 'passive phased array radar'. It is a multifunction radar, capable of tracking as many as 64 targets and controlling up to 12 missiles simultaneously.

    Defence experts have compared Akash missile system with the American MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system.

    They claim that similar to the MIM-104, the Akash is capable of neutralising aerial targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles.

    Surface-to-air Akash missile test fired successfully - The Economic Times
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    are those sr 71s in the pic !! lol !!
     
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    Kudos to DRDO and the staff at ITR complex:cheers:

    Wishing you many more successes:tup:
     
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    How potent is this missile systems against the latest generation fighters and their radars.
     
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    Isn't AAD supossedly having a range of 200 kms against other aircrafts in a non-BMD role?
     
  8. mikhail

    mikhail 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    ohh don't worry about that mate,its quite a potent platform.but my question is haven't we already inducted Akash sam both in the army and the air force air defence?:what:
    i think this might be the test for Akash mk-2 version because our armed forces have already accepted mk-1 version and have ordered the DRDO to mass produce them.its just a bit confusing.so can anybody plese throw some light in this regard please!
     
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    akash is command guided , longer , wider and obviously heavier than then the barak2/8 still has less than half the range than the latter !!! yeah right thats tech for you !!

    or maybe they capped the range....cuz a missile that big with ramjet propulsion and range of just 30km....that simply doesn't add up !!
     
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    Thats a gud news!
    Waiting for canister launched version of this babe with an increased range.
     
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    It will take another decade to get them canisterized, though I am not against DRDO capabilties. But DRDO nowthese days have there hands full with many jobs. Let them complete there couple of jobs, then we can assume them to get them canisterized.
     
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    [video=youtube_share;SZr9xEknv-4]http://youtu.be/SZr9xEknv-4[/video]
     
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