Balasore: Amid longstanding tension along the border, India on Thursday successfully tested an Israeli air defence system from a test facility off Odisha coast, paving the way for its deployment in the armed forces soon.
The Surface-to-air Python and Derby (Spyder) missile system was test fired from the launching pad-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea against a UK-made unmanned aerial target.
The trial of short-range quick reaction weapon system was carried out for validating various parameters and checking its operational readiness.
Defence sources said three rounds of the missile were fired at Banshee pilot-less target aircraft in three days. ‘’The tests were successful as the missile hit the target as coordinated,’’ said an official from New Delhi.