DRDO test-fires "Akash Prime Missile"

DRDO test-fires "Akash Prime Missile"

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Category : Defense Published on: September 29 2021

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·         Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired a new variant of Akash surface-to-air missile "Akash Prime" from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha.

·         The Akash Prime missile test comes months after the first test-fire of the Akash-NG (new generation) took place in January.

·         The development of Akash SAM was initiated by DRDO in the late 1980s as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

·         Akash is primarily a short-range surface-to-air missile designed to provide air defense cover in sensitive areas.

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v  Established: 1958

v  Father of DRDO: Avinash Chander

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