SUCCESSFUL TEST FIRING OF AAD ENDO-ATMOSPHERIC INTERCEPTOR MISSILE

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.

NW/NAo/Nampi/Ranjan

PHOTO CAPTIONS:-

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.

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