DRDO flight-tests ballistic missile interceptor AAD
03 August 2018
The DRDO on Thursday successfully conducted 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 km was launched against multiple simulated targets of 1,500 km class ballistic missile.
One target among simultaneously incoming multiple targets was selected on real time basis — the weapon system radars tracked the target and the missile locked on to it and intercepted the target with a high degree of accuracy.
The complete event including the engagement and interception was tracked by a number of electro-optical tracking systems, radars and telemetry stations. All the mission objectives were successfully met.
Chief of the air staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, along with other senior officials witnessed the flight test.
The successful flight test by DRDO further boosts the defence capabilities of the country, an official statement said.