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

India test-fires indigenously developed interceptor missile

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.

  1. As part of efforts to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.
  2. India has test-fired indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile.
  3. 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.
  4. The interceptor AAD missile has been indigenously developed by DRDO under Ballistic Missile Defence Programme.
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