India successfully test-fired home grown AAD interceptor missile
- India successfully test-fired its home grown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from launching complex-IV of Dhamara Abdul Kalam defence base off Odisha coast this morning. DRDO sources said, the interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator would intercept a target, mimicking an incoming enemy missile, mid-air. Defence sources said today’s test was mainly to assess the weapon’s killing capability. The Advanced Air Defence interceptor, dubbed as Ashwin, will destroy the incoming missile in the endo-atmospheric region at a low altitude of less than 30 kilometres. The success of the AAD test will boost India strengthen its position in the exclusive club of US, Russia and Israel.
Courtesy: AIR News