In an another milestone in Indian Missile Program, today India successfully test-fired an interceptor missile. This significant achievement will help India in developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system.
The missile was successfully fired from Odisha coast. The powerful interceptor missile was launched at 7.45 am from the Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of ITR.
The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has named this mission as “PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth’s atmosphere.”
DRDO claimed that both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target missile were successfully engaged to their targets.
DRDO established a target which mimicked a hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away was launched from a ship anchored in the Bay of Bengal, and the interceptor destroyed that.
DRDO’s radar based detection and tracking system successfully detected and tracked the target.