New Delhi: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted maiden flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1. The flight-test was carried out at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
The flight-test was carried out with the participation of all BMD weapon system elements located at different geographical locations.
The AD-1 is a long-range interceptor missile. It is designed for both low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles as well as aircraft. It is propelled by a two-stage solid motor and equipped with indigenously-developed advanced control system, navigation and guidance algorithm to precisely guide the vehicle to the target.
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