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DRDO successfully test fires new-generation Akash surface-to-air missile

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Guwahati, July 22 (NKTV): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the new-generation Akash surface-to-air missile system from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast on Wednesday.

The Defence Ministry informed the missile was test-fired at around 12:45 PM from a land-based platform and that the “flawless performance” of its weapons system was confirmed by the complete flight data.

It may be mentioned here that the new variant of the Akash missile (Akash-NG) can strike targets at a distance of around 60 km and fly at a speed of up to Mach 2.5.

The Akash missile system has been developed by the DRDO’s laboratory in Hyderabad in collaboration with other wings of DRDO.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO, the Indian Air Force and production agencies Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the successful test-firing of the missile.

Inputs from PTI

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