Supersonic interceptor missile test-fired
The indigenously developed ballistic supersonic interceptor missile was successfully test-fired by India on Friday from a test range located off the Odisha coast, reports said.
The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) endo-atmospheric interceptor missile that was launched from Wheeler Island hit the target ballistic missile that was launched from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, reports said.
The 'hostile' ballistic missile was a modified surface-to-surface Prithvi missile.
The inceptor hit the target missile at around 12.52 hours at a height of 15 kilometres.
According to reports, the interceptor missile had a navigation system, sophisticated radars and an electro-mechanical activator.
The last trial of the interceptor was done on Feb 10.