Supersonic Interceptor Missile Successfully Test Fired In Odisha
India has successfully test fired an
indigenously-developed supersonic interceptor missile from a test range off the
Odisha coast to validate some improved features.
The state-of-the-art missile was test fired from a canister
at 11.24 am engaging a simulated target at low altitude.
The interceptor, an advanced air defence missile which is
yet to get a formal name, was positioned at launchpad-4 of the Integrated Test
Range on Dr Abdul Kalam Island and roared on its trajectory to hit the target
mid-air on sea surface.
It is capable of destroying incoming hostile ballistic
The interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single-stage solid
rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech
computer and an electro-mechanical activator.
The interceptor missile had its own mobile launcher, secure
data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and