Published On: Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

India successfully test fires yet another interceptor missile

New Delhi: India on Wednesday successfully tested the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile, the second level of the two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy hostile ballistic missiles.

The 7.5 meters long AAD is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile

The test took place around 10.15 am at the Abdul Kalam island off Odisha, officials said.

The AAD is part of the two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system developed by the DRDO, the research and development wing of the Defence Ministry, with the Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imaarat (RCI).

The latest test comes less than a month after India successfully tested the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile on February 11.

The PDV can destroy a hostile balistic missile in space, before entering the earth’s atmosphere.

The 7.5 meters long AAD is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, with a navigation system.

The second level of the system is the endo-atmosphere AAD missile tested on Wednesday.

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