May 8, 2014

Indian Air Force demonstrates production-lot Akash missiles

Two Akash missiles drawn from a production lot ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) were test-fired against targets towed by Lakshya remotely piloted aircraft on 26 April.
One target was engaged as it was approaching the fire unit, while the other was heading away from it. Both were successfully engaged.
During the tests, the Akash system and the targets were operated by IAF personnel. According to Akash Project Director G Chandramouli, all the planned mission objectives were achieved.
The IAF was the launch customer for Akash, placing an order for hardware to equip eight squadrons. Two squadrons are already in IAF service, and the Indian Army has ordered enough systems to equip two regiments.


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