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India successfully test fires two-tier interceptor missile system AAD

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 1 March 2017 10:45 AM GMT

India successfully test fires two-tier interceptor missile system AAD
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India test fires two-tier interceptor missile system AAD
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New Delhi: India on Wednesday successfully test fired the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile, the two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy enemy ballistic missiles.

The test took place around 10.15 a.m. at the Abdul Kalam island off Odisha, officials said.

Highlights:

  • AAD is part of the two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system
  • It has been developed by the the research and development wing of the Defence Ministry, DRDO along with the Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imaarat (RCI).
  • On February 11, India had successfully tested the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile.

About the Missile:

  • PDV can destroy a hostile ballistic missile in space, before entering the earth's atmosphere.
  • The 7.5 meters long AAD is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, with a navigation system.
  • The second level of the system is the endo-atmosphere AAD missile.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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