Prithvi, AAD Interceptor Missiles scheduled for test fire

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to test fire the Prithvi and Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missiles in the coming days. As per the programme, the interceptor missile will destroy an incoming hostile missile mid-flight over the Bay of Bengal. This experiment is being conducted to observe the operational effectiveness of the indigenously developed high-speed interceptor missile. The 7.5 metre tall AAD interceptor is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator totally under command by the data up-linked from the ground based radar. The missile weighs around 1.2 tonnes and has a diameter of 0.5 metre.


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