Bhubaneswar: India's supersonic, medium-range surface-to-air Aakash missiles Wednesday successfully intercepted fast moving targets in ripple mode in a test carried out from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.
The missiles were launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur in the coastal Balasore district of Odisha, about 230 kms from Bhubaneswar, on towed body targets of Lakshya (pilot-less target aircraft) moving at "low altitude far boundary" and ripple mode missions.
"The missiles intercepted the fast-moving and manoeuvring small radar cross-section (RCS) targets within small interval of five seconds in ripple mode," Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spokesman Ravi Kumar Gupta told IANS.
Indian Air Force teams operated the deliverable Akash missile system including targets, he said.
The missiles were successfully guided by multifunction phased array radar developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) of the DRDO and produced by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).