DRDO conducted the successful launch of the interceptor missile
Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at 1015 hrs today from Abdul Kalam Island,
Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming
targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms successfully destroyed the incoming
missile. All the mission objectives were successfully met.
The weapon system radars tracked the target and provided the initial
guidance to the interceptor which could precisely home on to the target and
destroyed it in endo-atmospheric layer. The complete event including the
engagement and destruction was tracked by a number of electro-optical
tracking systems using infrared imagery. Radars and telemetry stations tracked
the target and the interceptor till the destruction of the target. The launch has
proved the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) prowess of the country.
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar congratulated DRDO on the
successful launch of the interceptor missile. Chairman DRDO and Secretary
Department of Defence R&D Dr. S. Christopher also congratulated team AAD
for the successful test firing.
Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General (Missiles &
Strategic Systems), DRDO Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy monitored the launch
operation along with other senior officials.
PIC 01: TAKE OFF VIEW OF THE ADVANCED AREA DEFENCE ENDO-
ATMOSPHERIC INTERCEPTOR MISSILE OF THE DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED
AT ABDUL KALAM ISLAND, ODISHA, ON WEDNESDAY, 01 MARCH 2017.
PIC 02: A VIEW OF THE TARGET MISSILE USED BY DRDO IN THE SUCCESSFUL
TEST FIRING OF ADVANCED AREA DEFENCE ENDO-ATMOSPHERIC
INTERCEPTOR MISSILE AT ABDUL KALAM ISLAND, ODISHA, ON WEDNESDAY, 01 MARCH 2017.