Monday, February 24, 2014

Akash Missile Test Series of Army Production Lot: Second Test Successfull

Akash Missile Test on February 24, 2014. Photo Credit: DRDO
DRDO is conducting a a series of tests on production models of the Akash missiles being delivered to the Indian Army to equip two regiments. The tests are taking place at the Integrated Test Range off Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore, 230 km from Bhubaneswar.

During the first test was on February 21, 2014 the missile successfully intercepted an approaching target being towed by a Laskhya PTA.

In the second test, on February 24, 2014, the missile engaged a receding target towed by a Lakshya PTA.

According to a DRDO press release today, both the tests met mission objectives. A few more trials are planned in different engagement modes.

Akash Missile - IDP Sentinel