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Akash Missile

22nd July, 2021 Security and Defence

Context:

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation, successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile, a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.
  • The New Generation Akash Missile will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defence capability of the Indian Air Force.

 

About Akash missile:

  • Akash has a range of 25 km and can simultaneously engage multiple targets in all weather conditions.
  • It has a large operational envelope from a low altitude of 30 metres to a maximum of up to 20 km.
  • It was inducted in 2014 in the Air Force and in 2015 in the Indian Army.
  • Akash is the country’s important missile with over 96% indigenization.
  • Akash is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defense system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for Missile Systems, Bharat Electronics (BEL), Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division and Larsen & Toubro for other radars, control centers, launcher systems in India.
  • Akash has a range of 25 km and can simultaneously engage multiple targets in all weather conditions.
  • It has a large operational envelope from a low altitude of 30 metres to a maximum of up to 20 km. It was inducted in 2014 in the Air Force and in 2015 in the Indian Army.
  • It is propelled by an Integrated Ramjet Rocket Engine. The use of a ramjet propulsion system enables sustained speeds without deceleration throughout its flight.
  • The Missile has command guidance in its entire flight.

https://newsonair.com/2021/07/21/123405/