Supersonic Interceptor Missile Successfully Test Fired In Odisha

Highlights:

  • 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 missiles.
  • 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 sophisticated radars.