India successfully testfired Akash-NG surface to air missile air defence system

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  • India has successfully tested Indigenously develped Surface to Air defence new generation missile system at Balasore in Orrisa.
  • This is the second test firing of the 30 km strike-range air defence missile systems in last two days.
  • The test was carried out against a high speed unmanned aerial target which successfully intercepted by the missile .
  • This missile has successfully tested at 1145hrs today .

he test was carried out amidst inclement weather conditions proving the all-weather capability of the weapon system.

The system performance was validated through the data captured by a number of Radar, Telemetry and Electro-Optical Tracking systems deployed by ITR, Chandipur.

A team of Indian Air Force Officers witnessed the test, DRDO officials said.

Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the Air Defence capability of the Indian Air Force. Production agencies Bharat Electronics (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) have also participated in the trials.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, BDL, BEL, Indian Air Force and the industry for the successful test.

DRDO chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the team for the successful test. (ANI)