Hyderabad, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

In a significant milestone achieved in developing a two layered Ballistic Missile Defence system, DRDO today successfully carried out the maiden PDV mission, meeting the mission objectives.

PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region, at about more than 120 km altitude.

Both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target equipped with motors were specially developed for the mission.

The target, developed for mimicking a 'hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away.' was launched at 0907 hrs from a Ship in the Bay of Bengal, DRDO said in a release here.

(Posted on 27-04-2014)