Naveen congratulates DRDO for successfully test firing Akash-1S


Bhubaneswar: BJD Supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated DRDO for successfully test firing Akash-1S from ITR test range at Chandipur.

Naveen took to Twitter and congratulated the DRDO for successfully test firing of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile Akash-1S.


According to reports, the Defence Research and Development Organisation on Monday successfully test-fired the Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system from ITR test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

The Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles, and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles.

Besides, the Akash-1S is capable of striking down enemy fighter jets and drones very effectively and accurately. The Akash surface-to-air missile was designed to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles from a distance of 18 to 30 km.

Akash missile system has already been deployed by IAF at its bases in Gwalior, Hashimara, Tejpur, Jorhat, and Pune since 2013.

Its advanced ECCM (Electronic Counter Counter Measures) features provide secure communication links with other Air Defence Command and Control networks to handle the counter electronic warfare scenario

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