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India Successfully Tests 'Akash Prime' Missile, Destroys Aerial Target

The DRDO said the new version is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency seeker for improved accuracy.

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday, 27 September, successfully tested a new version of the Akash Surface to Air missile ‘Akash Prime’ from the Integrated Test Range at Odisha's Chandipur at around 4:30 pm.

An unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft was intercepted and destroyed in its first flight test after improvements.
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The new version is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency seeker for improved accuracy, the DRDO said in news release.

Other improvements also ensure more reliable performance under a low-temperature environment at higher altitudes.

Saying that the successful flight test proves the competence of DRDO in the design and development of world-class Missile systems, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and the Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) for the successful trials of Akash Prime Missile.

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Edited By :Saundarya Talwar
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