India on Monday successfully test-fired the new-generation Akash missile from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast, an official statement said.
Successful Maiden Test Launch of Akash-NG Missile – A new generation Surface to Air Missile meant for use by Indian Air Force with the aim of intercepting high manoeuvring and low RCS aerial threats.https://t.co/I89HKSs0C0 pic.twitter.com/guauzU24kA
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 25, 2021
The surface-to-air missile was launched from Chandipur ITR in the afternoon, it said.
The Akash-NG (new-generation) missile will be used by the Indian Air Force to intercept high-manoeuvring low radar cross-section aerial threats, it said.