Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successful test firing of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile, Akash-MK-1S missile from ITR test range at Chandipur in Odisha.
“Congratulate Defence research and development organisation for successful test firing of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile, #AkashMK1S from ITR test range at Chandipur, #Odisha. It bolsters India’s defence capability in air space,” tweeted Patnaik.
The DRDO has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR, Chandipur, Odhisa on May 25 and 27. Akash Mk1S is an upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker.
AKASH Mk1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets. The Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance. Seeker and guidance performance have been consistently established in both the missions. All the mission objectives have been met.