India Tested a New Missile Akash Prime at Test Range

India Tested a New Missile Akash Prime at Test Range
India Tested a New Missile Akash Prime at Test Range

Indian Defence ministry announced from its social media accounts that Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful maiden flight test of Akash Prime Missile at Chandipur, Odisha.


Akash Prime, is a new version of India’s Akash medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile system developed by the DRDO and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited.

The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target that mimicked an enemy aircraft in its maiden flight test at integrated Test Range (ITR).

Compared to the existing Akash System, Akash Prime has an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for increased accuracy. At higher altitudes, the missile performs more reliably in low-temperature environments. For the current flight test, a modified ground system of the existing Akash weapon system was used. The missile trajectory and flight parameters were monitored by ITR range stations, including Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS), and Telemetry stations.