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DRDO successfully tests new generation Akash missile

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    28th Jan, 2021


  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden test of the New Generation Akash missile (Akash-NG).

What is Akash-NG?

  • Akash-NGis a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defense system.
  • The new generation missile system has been developed with better deployability compared to other similar systems with canisterized launcher and much smaller ground system footprint.
  • Developed by: It is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Produced by: The missile is produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL).

What does it aim for?

  • Akash-NG is a new generation Surface to Air Missile meant for use by Indian Air Force with an aim of intercepting high maneuvering low RCS (Radar Cross Section) aerial threats.