Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms was launched against multiple simulated targets of 1500 km class ballistic missile. 
All the mission objectives were successfully met. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, witnessed the flight test along with other senior officials. 
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018- 
  • Sanjay Mitra (Present Defence Secretary) is the present Chairman of DRDO.
  • DRDO Headquarters in New Delhi.