Saturday, March 13, 2010

Interceptor missile test today

As part of building a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence shield, India will conduct a missile interceptor test off the Orissa coast on Sunday.

During the test, an indigenously-developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile will engage and destroy an incoming target missile, a modified Prithvi, in an endo-atmospheric interception at a low altitude of 15 km.

The Prithvi will take off from the Launch Complex-3 at Integrated Test Range in Balasore. Within minutes, theAAD, will be fired from the Wheeler Island.

As the target missile climbs to an altitude of 120 km and descends rapidly, the AAD, equipped with a radio frequency seeker, will zero in onto the “hostile” projectile and destroy it at a low altitude.

Sunday's test will be the fourth such test being carried out by scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

1 comment:

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