Bhadrak: DRDO on Wednesday successfully conducted the maiden Flight Test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1 missile with large kill altitude bracket from APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
The flight test was carried out with participation of all BMD weapon system elements located at different geographical locations.
AD-1 is a long-range interceptor missile designed for both low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles, as well as aircrafts.
It is propelled by a two-stage solid motor and equipped with indigenously developed advanced control system, navigation and guidance algorithm to precisely guide the vehicle to the target.
India successfully conducted maiden Flight Test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1 missile with large kill altitude bracket today from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.@DRDO_India pic.twitter.com/a6Y00J3RQQ— India Sentinels (@indiasentinels) November 2, 2022
During the test-flight, all the sub-systems performed as per expectation and the same was validated by the data captured by a number of Range sensors including Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking stations deployed to capture the flight data.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and other teams associated with successful flight trial of AD-1 and said, it is a unique type of interceptor with advanced technologies that are available with a very few nations in the world and it will further strengthen India’s BMD capability to the next level.
The secretary DD R&D and chairman DRDO, congratulated team DRDO on the successful trial of AD-1 and said this interceptor will provide great operational flexibility to the users and having capability to engage many different types of targets.