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