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Supersonic Interceptor Missile Tested Fire Successfully in Odisha
Today, India successfully tested fire of an originally-developed supersonic interceptor missile from the test range in the coast of Odisha to authenticate “some improved features”, reports Defence source.
The missile is yet to receive a formal name, was placed at launchpad-4 on Dr. Abdul Kalam Islam of the Integrated Test Range. The source said that the interceptor supersonic missile roared on its course to reach the mid-air target on the sea surface.
It was developed to have a ballistic multi-layer missile defense system. This missile has the potential to destroy other incoming aggressive ballistic missiles, reports the source.
They continued, “While the missile’s major health parameters, including its ‘kill’ effect, have already been validated in earlier tests, the current test was to validate some improved features incorporated in the system.”
The interceptor supersonic missile is 7.5m long, developed as single-state solid rocket boosted direct missile made with a navigation system, an electro-mechanical activator, and a hi-tech computer as well.
He further added that the missile has its own developed mobile launcher, independent tracking system, a secure data link for interception, sophisticated radars and home capabilities as well.