Supersonic interceptor missile test-fired

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:20 hrs

The indigenously developed ballistic supersonic interceptor missile was successfully test-fired by India on Friday from a test range located off the Odisha coast, reports said.

The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) endo-atmospheric interceptor missile that was launched from Wheeler Island hit the target ballistic missile that was launched from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, reports said.

The ´hostile´ ballistic missile was a modified surface-to-surface Prithvi missile.

The inceptor hit the target missile at around 12.52 hours at a height of 15 kilometres.

According to reports, the interceptor missile had a navigation system, sophisticated radars and an electro-mechanical activator.

The last trial of the interceptor was done on Feb 10.

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