DRDO Successfully Flight-Tests Surface-to-Air Missile Akash-NG

Issue: 07-2021

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flighttested the Akash New Generation (NG) Missile system, a surface-to-air missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha on July 21, 2021. The missile system has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Hyderabad in collaboration with other DRDO laboratories. The launch was witnessed by the representatives of Indian Air Force. The flawless performance of the entire weapon system has been confirmed by complete flight data captured by these systems. During the test, the missile demonstrated high manoeuvrability required for neutralising fast and agile aerial threats. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, BDL, BEL, Indian Air Force and the Industry for the successful test.