The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test fired the Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system.
This is the second successful test of the missile in last two days. This is a new version of the missile fitted with an indigenous seeker.
Developed by the DRDO, the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles.
The Akash-1S is capable of striking down enemy fighter jets and drones very effectively and accurately. The Akash surface-to-air missile was designed to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles from a distance of 18 to 30 km.Read More…