First successful flight test of phase -II ballistic missile defence interceptor

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Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)Interceptor

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the first successful flight test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor AD-1 missile with Large Kill Altitude Bracket from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on November 2, 2022.

Interceptor AD-1 Missile

  • It is a long-range interceptor missile designed for both low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles as well as aircraft.

  • It is driven by a two-phase solid motor.

  • It is equipped with indigenously developed advanced control system, navigation and guidance algorithms to accurately guide the missile to the target.

  • It has the ability to hit many different types of targets.

  • During this flight-test, all sub-systems performed as expected.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) 

  • It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.

  • It was set up in 1958.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi 

  • Chairman - Samir V Kamat

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