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India successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 November 2015, 15:31 IST

India, on 22 November, test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.


The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile.


The interceptor roared through its trajectory at around 10 this morning to destroy an electronically prepared target which was fired from the Chandipur Test Range.


The kill effect of the interceptor was being ascertained by analysing data from multiple tracking sources. In April this year, the AAD missile had failed to hit the target missile during a similar test, the DRDO said.



-ANI

First published: 22 November 2015, 15:31 IST
 
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