Naveen Congratulates DRDO on Successfully Flight Testing of New Generation Akash Missile Off Odisha Coast
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) on the successful flight testing of the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha.
“Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful flight testing of the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha”, the Chief Minister tweeted.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 21, 2021
Akash-NG was tested from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday.
The flight trial was conducted at around 12:45 pm from a land-based platform with all weapon system elements such as Multifunction Radar, Command, Control and Communication System and launcher participating in the deployment configuration.
The missile system has been developed by DRDL, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories.
The launch was witnessed by the representatives of the Indian Air Force. In order to capture flight data, ITR deployed a number of Range stations like, Electro-Optical Tracking System, Radar and Telemetry.