Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Successfully flight tested the new generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG), from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Orissa. Akash missile system has been developed by DRDO’s laboratory Hyderabad In collaboration with other branches of the premier Defense Research Organization.
Akash-NG weapon system is a surface to air missile which can strike the target at a distance of approx. 60 km and fly at a higher speed Mach 2.5. Flight data on the missile confirmed the success of the test. DRDO deployed several surveillance systems like electro-optical tracking system, radar and telemetry.
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