Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

India successfully test-fires advanced interceptor missile

  1. Context: Successful test fire of indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile
  2. It is a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system
  3. Developed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)
  4. Features: A 7.5-metre-long single stage solid rocket equipped with navigation system, hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator
  5. Also, own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, sophisticated radar
  6. Capabilities: To destroy the incoming hostile missile in mid-air in an endo-atmospheric altitude, independent tracking and homing capabilities

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