India test fires Akash missile twiceMay 28th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) India Monday successfully conducted two tests of its medium-range surface-to-air missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.
The indigenously developed missile, which has a range of about 27 km and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in the costal district of Balasore, around 230 km from here, as part of the user trials.
“Both the tests were successful,” M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the test range, told IANS. The Akash missile had been successfully tested from the same range Thursday and Saturday.
Akash has a launch weight of 720 kg and carries a 55 kg payload. It can fly at a speed of up to Mach 2.5 and climb up to an altitude of 18 km. It can operate autonomously, and engage and neutralise different aerial targets simultaneously.
It can be launched from static or mobile platforms providing flexible deployment.
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