Skip to comments.India likely to test-fire Advanced Air Defence missile today
Posted on 03/13/2010 7:41:35 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
): With an eye to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India is likely to test-fire its indigenously designed and developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Orissa coast today.
The AAD missile is capable of destroying any hostile ballistic missile at low altitude situation, defence sources said on Saturday.
Range integration work at the ITR for the proposed trial is complete and the test is likely to be conducted today, they said.
The target missile, a modified indigenously built 'Prithvi' posing as an enemy missile, would first be lifted off from a mobile launcher from the ITR at Chandipur-on-sea and the interceptor AAD missile using a radio frequency seeker on-board would be blasted off from Wheeler Island about 70 km across the sea from Chandipur.
The missile would destroy the target in mid air over Bay of Bengal. The interception is to take place at low altitude, the sources added.
The seven-meter-long ADD interceptor is a single stage solid rocket-propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator totally under command by the data up linked from the sophisticated ground based radars to the interceptor, defence sources said.
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Ever get the impression that a really big-ass war is around the corner?
Pakistan and India are barely on speaking terms. Pakistan did not help the situation by conducting naval missile drills without notifying India.
Who do they call for tech support?
Is this the one which Israel with them?
India was interested in acquiring the Arrow-II Missile System, which had been jointly developed by US and Israel. India and Israel jointly developed the Long Range Tracking Radar (LRTR), which is target acquisition and fire control radar for PAD Missile System. LRTR radar has a capabiltiy to detect multiple targets.
When we have a neurotic, obsessive compulsive psychopath for a neighbour such defence systems are vital for our survival.