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India successfully conducts test of interceptor missile system

The Advanced Air Defense (AAD) missile being launched during the First ever test of the Indian AAD Missile system, conducted on 6 December, 2007 from DRDO's Integrated Test Range (ITR), Wheeler's Island, Chandipur-on-Sea, Orissa. (Sniperz11/Wikimedia Commons)
August 02, 2018

In a big milestone today, India successfully tested its indigenous Advanced Air Defense (AAD) missile system from Abdul Kalam Island. During the test, it successfully intercepted a dummy missile and shot it down precisely.

The missile was tested around 11:25 a.m. It engaged multiple targets for the first time, successfully destroyed all targets, and achieved the set criteria. After some additional trials, the missile will be made operational.

The missile is developed by the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and is capable of the engaging ballistic missiles in endo atmospheric region. It can also shoot down multiple targets, specifically MIRVs.