DRDO Conducts Successfully Flight Test Of Ph-II Ballistic Missile Defence Interceptor
It is a long-range interceptor missile designed for low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles and aircraft
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DRDO conducts successful maiden flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence interceptor off Odisha coast
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden flight test of the ballistic missile defence (BMD) interceptor missile on Wednesday.
The AD-1 is a long-range interceptor missile designed for low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles and aircraft. It is propelled by a two-stage solid motor. It has an indigenously designed advanced control system, navigation, and guidance algorithm to precisely lead the vehicle to the target, according to a DRDO statement.
The flight test was conducted from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, with all BMD armament system elements stationed in various geographical regions taking part.
The DRDO said that during the flight test, all subsystems operated as expected and were validated by data gathered by a number of range sensors including Radar, Telemetry and Electro-Optical Tracking stations placed to capture flight data.
Dr Samir V Kamat, Secretary of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO, said that this interceptor would provide users with high operational flexibility. He claimed that it is capable of engaging various types of targets.