Akash missile Current Affairs - 2020

India successfully test fires “Dhruvastra” anti-guided missiles

On July 22, 2020, India successfully conducted the flight trial of Dhruvastra anti-guided missile at the Interim Test Range of Odisha. Highlights The trials of the helicopter launched Nag Missile (HELINA) were successful. The missile has now been renamed as “Dhruvastra”. About the Missile Helina is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile mounted on Advanced Light Read More…

DRDO’s Igniter Complex inaugurated

A Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) Igniter Complex was inaugurated at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune. The main purpose of the laboratory is to design, process, evaluate ignition systems for any kind of DRDO projects. About the Igniter Complex The new complex is equipped with sieve shaker, granulating machine, planetary mixer, pelleting machine, Read More…

AKASH-1S Missile: test fired by DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore off the Odisha coast. This is the second successive successful missile test by DRDO in last two days. About Akash-1S Background: The Akash missile is a medium range multi-target engagement capable Read More…

EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019

A mega exercise, EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019 involving 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters, in a firepower demonstration was held close to the border with Pakistan at Pokhran in Rajasthan. Indian Airforce Strength at Display The mega exercise, EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019 displayed the might of the Indian Airforce: The IAF showcased firepower capability of indigenously-developed platforms Read More…

Akash missile successfully tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker

The Surface to Air Missile (SAM) AKASH was successfully tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target UAV Banshee. It was successfully launched from Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur. During the test, radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along coast had tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile. Significance This was the first Read More…