Monday July 26 06:12 pm
India test fires AAD interceptor missile - Modified Prithvi
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any in-coming hostile ballistic missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast. Aimed at developing a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, the trial was carried out from two launch sites of ITR off the Orissa coast. The target missile, a modified surface-to-surface 'Prithvi' was first lifted off from a mobile launcher at 10 05 am from the launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from here. The interceptor "AAD" missile, positioned at Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur getting signals from radars tracked it a few minutes later and than intercepted at a definite altitude in the mid-air over the sea, the sources said.