Akash Missile Test: DRDO Can Now Make RF-seekers Locally, An Important Component In Tactical Missiles


India on Tuesday successfully test-fired Akash its supersonic surface-to-air missile an with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha. The supersonic missile is the first surface-to-air missile with indigenous seeker to be test fired and is being inducted into the Army as short range surface to air missile.

With the development of radio frequency seeker, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has reportedly been able to improve the missile’s accuracy and range, a report in The Diplomat said. Radio frequency seekers, required for all missiles that have a range less than 300-km (called tactical/battlefield missiles), help missiles track and strike targets with accuracy.

With the successful test firing, India has achieved the capability of making any type of surface to air missile, defence sources said. Read More…

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