“The take a look at performed to validate varied parameters of the interceptor in flight mode has been profitable,” Defence Analysis Development Organisation (DRDO) sources stated.
The interceptor engaged a goal which was a naval model of Prithvi missile launched from a ship anchored inside Bay of Bengal, taking over the trajectory of the “hostile ballistic missile”.
The goal missile was launched at about 11:15am and the interceptor, an Superior Air Defence missile positioned on the Abdul Kalam island (Wheeler Island), roared by way of its trajectory to destroy the “hostile missile” in mid-air after getting alerts from monitoring radars, the sources stated.
“The ‘kill’ impact of the interceptor was ascertained by analysing knowledge from a number of monitoring sources,” a DRDO scientist stated.
The interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single-stage strong rocket-propelled guided missile outfitted with a navigation system, a hi-tech laptop and an electro-mechanical activator, the sources stated.
The interceptor had its personal cellular launcher, safe knowledge hyperlink for interception, unbiased monitoring and homing capabilities and complex radars, they added.