On Sunday, the Indian Army’s Sapta Shakti Command’s Air Defense Warriors successfully tested a more sophisticated version of the Akash Prime, a next-generation missile, at Pokhran field in Jaisalmer.
The missile was designed to engage numerous aerial targets at the same time while ensuring a 100 percent hit rate, showing the weapon’s effectiveness under realistic operating conditions. The new variant of the missile, which was launched from the surface to the air, was successful in striking the enemy’s fictitious objectives.
Sapta Shakti Commander General of the Army Lieutenant General A S Bhinder, scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and senior army officers were in attendance during the testing, which had been taking place for the previous four days.
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) created the ‘Made in India’ Akash missile system, which can be launched from mobile platforms and engage multiple targets at the same time from diverse directions.
“The improved missile was fired from a mobility platform,” according to an army official. The new generation missile is intended for use by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army in order to intercept aerial threats that are capable of high maneuverability. The Indian Army’s artillery will get stronger as a result of the missile, and the air defense system will become more stringent.”
The missile is capable of engaging numerous targets in real-time and has an intercept range of 40 kilometers. The missile guidance system, as well as the firing control system, have been improved, allowing for greater accuracy.
“The performance of the command and control system, on-board avionics, and aerodynamic configuration of the missile was successfully validated during the trial,” according to a defense source. During the test launch, a variety of range equipment, including radar, EOTS, and telemetry systems, were employed to track the missile’s route during its full flight path.”