AAD interceptor missile successfully test-fired in Balasore, Odisha

AAD interceptor missile successfully test-fired in Balasore, Odisha Date: 11th February, 2017 Place: Balasore, Odisha 


India successfully test-fires interceptor missile


India successfully test-fired one of their interceptor missile off the Odisha coast, achieving an important milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of ITR (Integrated Test Range). The two-stage PDV missile is component of the two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence System developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the R&D wing of the Ministry of Defence, with the Hyderabad-based Research Center Imaarat (RCI) as the nodal laboratory.

The fully automated system consisting of a network of sensors, computers and launchers is designed to intercept hostile ballistic missiles possibly carrying nuclear weapons and destroy them. The PDV is designed to take out the target missile at altitudes above 150 km (93 mi). This was the second such tests of the PDV. On 27 April 2014 first PDV was successfully test conducted by DRDO.

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