Sunday, January 9, 2011

DRDO finalizing high altitude interception tests

DRDO is finalizing the missile defense test  that will attempt to intercept an incoming target at an altitude of more than 93 miles - nearly twice the reach of previous intercepts.
Defense Research and Development Organization Director General V.K. Saraswat told journalists "the trials are expected later this year."
India's missile interceptors have successfully brought down missiles nearly 50 miles above the earth's surface during the earlier trials. DRDO researchers ultimately aims to increase the interception altitude capabilities to as much as 186 miles.
India's missile defense program is comprised of extended-range radars and interceptors. The missile shield has had three successful tests in slightly more than four year

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