India successfully launched Akash Short Range Surface to Air Missile


According to the Press Information Bureau of the Government Of India, India successfully launched an Akash Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM).


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The Missile was launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur on December 5 at 1338 hrs, local time (Credit : Press Information Bureau of the Government Of India)


The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee, has been successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur today at 1338 hrs. The Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile. The launch operations were witnessed by Director General (Missiles), DRDO and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) Dr. G Satheesh Reddy; Director DRDL, Shri MSR Prasad; Program Director, Shri G Chandra Mouli; Director ITR, Dr. BK Das and other top DRDO scientists.

SA to RM congratulated all the DRDO scientists and Armed Forces for this success.

This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM). This is the first Surface to Air Missile with indigenous seeker that has been test fired. With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile.


India Akash 925 001The Akash Missile Launcher here on display at DSEI 2017


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