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India’s Indigenously Developed AAD Interceptor Missile Test Successful

Updated on 10 July, 2016 at 12:15 pm By

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The DRDO on Sunday successfully tested an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile that is capable of shooting down any incoming ballistic missile.

Fired from the Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island), the interceptor was tested against a naval version of the Prithvi missile.

 

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The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile was pitted against a Prithvi missile.

The Prithvi missile was launched from a ship in the Bay of Bengal and was designed to resemble a hostile enemy missile.


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The 7.5-meter-long interceptor, an Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was launched at 11.15 hours.

 

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Guided by signals tracking the hostile missile, the interceptor flew in its trajectory and destroyed the hostile missile in an endo-atmospheric altitude.

 

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The AAD flew in to intercept a hostile missile launched from a ship in the Bay of Bengal.

The interceptor is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile. It has its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars.

Its ‘kill’ effect was ascertained by analysing data from multiple tracking sources.

Unlike the Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile which is meant for high altitude interception, the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile is meant for lower altitude interception. It was first tested, successfully, in December 2007.


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The success of the AAD means that India has taken another step forward in its ambitious Ballistic Missile Defence system.

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