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Akash test fired successfully

January 18, 2003 22:09 IST

India on Saturday successfullytest-fired the medium range surface-to-air missile Akash from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea, some 15km from Balasore in Orissa.

The indigenously built sophisticated multi-target missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 1525 IST,
defence sources said.

The missile, with a range of 25km, is one of five under various stages of developmentwith the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Akash, weighing 650kg, uses the integrated two-stage RAMJET propulsion technology to carry a maximum 50kg payload.

The missile, which has undergone several flight trials earlier, could be put on 'user's trial' soon, the sources said.

The DRDO is developingaradar, named Rajendra,and the anti-aircraft missile Akash to build a reliable air defence shield, a defence scientist said.

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Sub: we can

we have not only akash there are some more missiles in our basket nag,thirsul,prithvi,agni,dhanush(SLBM in process). since we are far advanced in satilite launch vehicle ...

Posted by mohan

Sub: missile test

we have seen and heard enough of these short and medium range missiles. When do we get to see the ICBM's?

Posted by arun



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