Breaking: India Successful Conducted AAD Test from Abdul Kalam Island, Modified Prithvi As Enemy Missile Was Destroyed Successfully

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Breaking News: AAD test successful conducted. A modified prithvi was dubbed as enemy missile and was destroyed with great precision


India On Wednesday [1 March 2017] Seccessfully its indigenously developed Anti-ballistic Missile, Known as Advanced Air Defence AAD, Off Coast Of Odissa (Also Called Abdul Kalam Island).


Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme

The Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme is an initiative to develop and deploy a multi-layered ballistic missile defence system to protect from ballistic missile attacks.

Introduced in light of the ballistic missile threat from mainly Pakistan, it is a double-tiered system consisting of two land and sea-based interceptor missiles, namely the Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile for high altitude interception, and the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile for lower altitude interception. The two-tiered shield should be able to intercept any incoming missile launched 5,000 kilometres away. The system also includes an overlapping network of early warning and tracking radars, as well as command and control posts.

The PAD was tested in November 2006, followed by the AAD in December 2007. With the test of the PAD missile, India became the fourth country to have successfully developed an anti-ballistic missile system, after United States, Russia, and Israel. The system has undergone several tests but system is yet to be officially commissioned.


Advanced Air Defence (AAD)
AAD Launch Crop.jpg

Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile being launched during Electronic Target Trials on 2 December 2007 from Abdul Kalam island (Wheeler Island) Test Range in Odisha.
Type Endoatmospheric Anti-ballisticmissile
Place of origin India
Service history
In service Induction Phase
Production history
Manufacturer DRDO
Produced 6 December 2007
Specifications
Weight 1,200 kg (2,600 lb)
Length 7.5 m (25 ft)
Diameter <0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Detonation
mechanism
Kinetic Kill (Hit-to-Kill)

Engine Single Stage
Propellant Solid fuel
Flight ceiling 30 km (19 mi)

SAM operational range = 150 km (93 mi) – 200 km (120 mi)

Speed Mach 4.5
Guidance
system
Inertial Navigation System
Mid-course update
Active radar homing (Terminal phase)
Launch
platform
Tatra TEL 8 × 8

manoeuvrability g-limits=between +25 to +30g

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