Air Force version of Akash missiles test fired
Two Akash missiles from the production lot of the Air Force version of Akash missile system were test fired in two separated tests in modes on Saturday, successfully intercepting the fast moving incoming and receding maneuvering targets respectively, towed by Lakshya pilot less target aircraft.
The complete Akash missile system including target system were operated by Indian Air Force personnel exploiting the overall capabilities of system in different envelops. Two Squadrons of Akash missile system developed by DRDO have been already inducted in to IAF and the system is in continuous production and induction.
Senior IAF dignitaries alongwith S Som, director DRDL, S Ravind, director LRDE, MVKV Prasad, director ITR witnessed the firing from Chandipur. Avinash Chander scientific adviser to Defence Minister congratulated all the teams from DRDO, production agencies, industry partners and Air Force for the excellent coordinated demonstrations.