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  • 28 September, 2021

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Akash Prime Missile

Akash Prime Missile

  • A new version of the Akash Missile – ‘Akash Prime’ has been successfully flighting tested from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.
  • The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft, in its maiden flight test after improvements.
  • In comparison to the existing Akash System, Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for improved accuracy.
  • Other improvements also ensure more reliable performance under low-temperature environments at higher altitudes.
  • A modified ground system of the existing Akash weapon system has been used for the current flight test.
  • The range stations of ITR comprising Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking systems (EOTS) and Telemetry stations monitored the missile trajectory and flight parameters.
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Source: PIB


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