Two rounds of medium range nuclear capable surface-to-air missile Akash were test fired successfully from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast against two unmanned aerial vehicles.
- The Akash missile is capable of engaging aerial threats upto a distance of approximately 25 kms.
- The Akash missile having a multi target, multi directional, all weather air-defence system consisting of surveillance and tracking radars, could take off at a speed of around 2.5 Mach and reach a high altitude of 18 kms and as low as 30 meters.
- The missiles were test fired against a Pilot less target aircraft (PTA) , Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Para-barrel, twice.
- More than 250 industries are involved in the production and supply of various subsystems/components with military/aerospace grade quality and ground systems developed by the DRDO for Akash missile.
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