Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successful test firing of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile AKASH-MK-1S from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district.
Taking to twitter, the Odisha CM said that the successful test firing of the missile AKASH-MK-1S bolsters India’s defence capability in air space.
The missile is an upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker. It is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets.
The Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance.
The supersonic Akash missile has a range of around 25 km and and up to the altitude of 18,000m. The missile uses high-energy solid propellant for the booster and ramjet-rocket propulsion for the sustainer phase.