Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO today successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile, a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha. The flight trial was conducted from a land-based platform with all weapon system elements such as Multifunction Radar, Command, Control and Communication System and launcher participating in deployment configuration.
The missile system has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories. During the test, the missile demonstrated high manoeuvrability required for neutralising fast and agile aerial threats. Defence Ministry said, the New Generation Akash Missile will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of the Indian Air Force.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Air Force and the Industry for the successful test.