Akash missile test fired successfully

India successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.

Akash Missile: 

  • Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
  • Type:   Surface-to-Air
  • Range:    25 km, medium range
  • Warhead Capacity:    60 kg
  • Comparative advantage: Compared with American MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system, Akash has the capability to neutralise aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles.

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