CM congratulates DRDO for successfully test firing AKASH missile
Balasore: Acknowledging the achievement of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) CM Naveen Patnaik today congratulated it for successfully test firing the AKASH-MK-1S from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur here.
DRDO test fired the missile which happens to be an upgraded version of the existing AKASH, was test fired on May 25 and 27.
Taking to his Twitter handle Naveen hailed the effort of DRDO and claimed that the test will bolster India’s defence capability in the air space.
Congratulate @DRDO_India for successful test firing of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile, #AkashMK1S from ITR test range at Chandipur, #Odisha. It bolsters India's defence capability in air space.#DRDO
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 28, 2019
The new version of the AKASH missile is a combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance capable of hitting aerial targets such as ballistic missiles, air-to-surface missiles, jets, and cruise missiles.
Notably, the AKASH surface-to-air missile had been developed to enemy fighter planes and missiles coming from a distance of 18 to 30 kilometres.