The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electromechanical activator.
- As part of efforts to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.
- India has test-fired indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile.
- The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was engaged against an electronically prepared target which simulated the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile.
- The interceptor AAD missile has been indigenously developed by DRDO under Ballistic Missile Defence Programme.