India’s Akash missile engages four targets at once at 25km, a global first

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DRDO’s Akash Missle System Seen engaging in four targets at once. (Photo: X/@DRDO_India)


India demonstrated the capability of the Akash missile system to engage four aerial targets simultaneously at a range of 25 kilometres, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said on Sunday.


It said India became the first country to have such a capability using a single firing unit.


“India became first country to demonstrate the capability of engagement of 04 aerial targets simultaneously at 25Km ranges by command guidance using single firing unit. The test was conducted by @IAF_MCC using Akash Weapon System,” the DRDO said in a post on ‘X’.


It is learnt that the capability of the home-grown missile system was displayed at the ‘Astrashakti’ military exercise on December 12.


The exercise was held by the Indian Air Force.


The Akash, with a range of up to 25 km, is a short-range surface to air missile primarily used for protecting vulnerable areas and points from air attacks.


The missile system is among the key platforms that India is exporting to friendly foreign countries.


The other key platforms that India has been exporting are Dornier-228 aircraft, 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Guns (ATAGs), Brahmos missiles, mine protected vehicles, armoured vehicles, ammunition, thermal imagers and various components of avionics and small arms.

First Published: Dec 17 2023 | 7:35 PM IST

India has successfully demonstrated the capability of its Akash missile system to engage four aerial targets simultaneously at a range of 25 kilometers. The Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced this achievement, stating that India is the first country to possess such a capability using a single firing unit. The test was conducted by the Indian Air Force during the ‘Astrashakti’ military exercise on December 12. The Akash missile system, with a range of up to 25 km, is primarily used for protecting vulnerable areas from air attacks. It is one of the key platforms that India exports to friendly foreign countries, along with other defense systems and equipment.,

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