Very Few Countries Have This, Says Rajnath Singh On DRDO’s Missile Defense Test |  Latest News India

Very Few Countries Have This, Says Rajnath Singh On DRDO’s Missile Defense Test | Latest News India

Very Few Countries Have This, Says Rajnath Singh On DRDO’s Missile Defense Test | Latest News India

NEW DELHI. India conducted a critical test on Wednesday to validate and demonstrate it ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities The Ministry of Defense reported that to intercept long-range missiles.

Defense Research and Development Organization (THEN:) successfully tested for the first time a long-range interceptor missile called the AD-1, which is designed to intercept both low-exatmospheric and end-atmospheric ballistic missiles and fighter jets, officials familiar with the matter said.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh described the missile as a “unique type of interceptor” equipped with advanced technologies available only to a few countries.

India has made significant progress in developing end-atmospheric and ex-atmospheric interception systems to destroy hostile missiles launched within and beyond the atmospheric boundaries, respectively. The two systems have been integrated for a multi-layered defense against ballistic missiles, officials said.

The second stage BMD interceptor AD-1 missile ‘high kill altitude bracket’ was test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. “The flight test was carried out with the participation of all elements of the BMD weapons system located in different geographical locations,” the ministry said in a statement.

India is implementing its BMD program in two phases. the first phase has been completed and the second is underway, officials said. The second phase is to validate the range systems in the new range category, they said.

The AD-1 missile is powered by a two-stage solid engine and is equipped with a locally developed advanced control system and a navigation and guidance algorithm to precisely guide the vehicle to the target, the ministry said.

“During flight testing, all subsystems performed as expected and were validated using data collected by a variety of range sensors, including radar, telemetry, and electro-optical tracking stations deployed to record flight data.”

The defense minister said the new missile would further strengthen the country’s BMD capability to the next level, even as DRDO chief Sameer V Kamat said the interceptor would provide immense operational flexibility to users to engage different types of targets.

The integrated exo and end-atmosphere systems offer a kill-on-hit probability of 99.8 percent, as previously reported.



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