India's Bharat Electronics showcases Akash surface to air missile

During Eurosatory the international weaponry industry trade fair that is held between June the 13th and 17th, the Indian Pavilion showcases the Akash surface-to-air missile.
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Indian Akash surface-to-air missile (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Akash is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

Surveillance and Fire control radar, tactical control and command center, and missile launcher are developed by Bharat Electronics (BEL), Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division, and Larsen & Toubro.

The Akash missile system can target aircraft up to 30 km (19 mi) away. It has the capability to neutralize aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles. It is in operational service with the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.

It has a launch weight of 720 kg, a diameter of 35 cm, and a length of 5.78 meters. Akash flies at supersonic speed, reaching around Mach 2.5. It can reach an altitude of 20 km and can be fired from both tracked and wheeled platforms.