Balasore( Reporters Today Bureau): The New Generation (NG) version of the Akash missile on Friday successfully flight-tested from Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off Odisha coast.
The surface-to-air Akash missile was fired from launch pad No.3 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 11.56 AM.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation officials in a statement said, “New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile has been successfully flight tested today at 11:45 am from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile.”
The medium-range missile is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO, the Indian Air Force, and production agencies Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the successful test-firing of the missile.