Akash Missile Successfully Launched

The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee has been successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur, Odisha.

The Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile. This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM). With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile.
News in-a-line:
AKASH (Short Range Surface to Air Missile)– successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur, Odisha- Range 25 km (Approx).

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • AKASH is the first Surface to Air Missile with indigenous seeker that has been test fired.
  • It can fly at supersonic speeds ranging from Mach 2.8 to 3.5, and engage aerial targets up to a range of approximately 25km.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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