Akash NG (New Generation) Missile

What is the News?
Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile. It was launched from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.

About Akash missile

  • Akash-NG Missile: It is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile meant for use by the Indian Air Force.
  • Purpose: It will be used to intercept high-maneuvering low radar cross-section aerial threats.
  • Features: It is an advanced variant of Akash missile. It comes with an Active Electronically Scanned Array(AESA) multi-function radar that features all three functions – search, track and fire control in one platform.
  • Range: The earlier variant has a maximum range of 30 km while Akash-NG can strike targets up to 70 km.

Source: The Hindu


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