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DRDO: India successfully tests interceptor missile



A two-layered ballistic missile defense system has developed in India with this test 

India successfully tested the interceptor missile from Odisha Missile Testing Center on September 23, 2018. With this, India has achieved an important milestone in developing a two-layered ballistic missile defense system.

Interceptor missile was launched from Abdul Kalam Island at eight o'clock in the night. It was first known as Wheeler Island. The scientist of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said that this mission is aimed at targeting the height of 50 km in the earth's atmosphere in the earth's defense vehicle (PDV) mission.

Apart from this interceptor missile in India, many more missiles have also been successfully checked. Earlier, DRDO had test-fired missile 'Prahar' from ground to ground. 'Prahar' is a completely indigenous state-of-the-art missile. The presence of missiles like 'Prahar' in the Indian Army will increase the firepower of the army and it is also capable of enhancing the ultra-modern technology needed for the war system. The name of the interceptor was given the Earth Defense Vehicle (PDV) mission.

The interceptor guided by high-accuracy Inertial Navigation System (INS) supported by a Redundant Micro Navigation System moved towards the estimated point of the interception. 

Once the missile crossed the atmosphere, the Heat Shield ejected and the IR Seeker dome opened to look at the target location as designated by the mission computer. 


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