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Supersonic interceptor missile successfully tested

Supersonic interceptor missile successfully tested

India has successfully test fired the indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile. The missile which is capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile helps in Indian defence have a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system. The launch happened on Sunday from a test range off Odisha coast. Officials from Defence Research Development Organisation said that the test was done to understand various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode. The test was successful according to officials.

In the test, the interceptor was engaged against a target. A naval version of Prithvi missile was launched from a ship anchored inside Bay of Bengal.

According to sources, the target missile was launched at about 11.15 hours. The interceptor Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile was positioned at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island.

It got signals from tracking radars and engaged in its flight path to destroy the incoming hostile missile in mid-air in an endo-atmospheric altitude.

Based on the analysis of data from multiple tracking sources, the DRDO officials were able to confirm the interceptor ‘killing’ the target.

The interceptor is 7.5 meter long. It is single stage and is a rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system. The missile is loaded with hi-tech computer and an electromechanical activator.

According to DRD, the interceptor missile also had its own mobile launcher. It is also loaded with secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars.

With the help of this new technology, India’s defence increases a lot. DRDO’s capabilities have proven that India is quickly becoming a great power in terms of defence. The interceptor is capable of destroying any missile coming to attack the country. This prevents any neighbouring countries from attacking India. With increasing technology, India is becoming a very powerful in terms of defence.

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