DRDO Chief Reveals Details On New Systems Under Development



The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) made a defense system to stop ballistic missiles. The first test flight of the defense interceptor was successful. The India Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) said Thursday, AD-1 Phase II, that the 5,000 km class can intercept any projectile.

Kamat shared some of his thoughts about yesterday’s test with ANI News. He said, “At first, we made the BMD system for missiles with a range of 2000 km. The test yesterday helped us be able to take on any missile in the 5000-kilometer class. There has been a significant leap in our ability to defend against ballistic missiles.

“The interceptor will have a lot of operational flexibility,” he said. “You’ll be able to engage all types of possible targets. And once the radars detect it, you’ll be able to track it, then turn on defense systems and fire an intercepting missile.” He added that the interceptor would work best within the lower exoatmospheric region. They’re also developing technology for the upper exoatmospheric region.

When asked when the project will be complete, he said: “We should be able to demonstrate it by 2025, not only AD-1 but also our high exo-atmospheric missile. We have full confidence in doing this by 2025.”

The US has always had success with its Patriot interceptor, but the AD-1 is a step up. The AD-1 was designed specifically to take out aircraft, tanks, and large trucks at extreme ranges, a critical aspect of modern warfare.

A test was performed on Wednesday during which the Defense Ministry said it involved weapons system elements that are located in different geographical locations. The AD-1 phase II ballistic missile defense interceptor can engage various types of targets.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh explained that this new missile has advanced technologies that are available to very few nations in the world.

The Defense Research and Development Organization successfully conducted a maiden flight test of the Phase II Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) AD-1 interceptor missile with high kill altitude support on November 2, according to the Ministry. The AD-1 is specifically designed for low exoatmospheric and endoatmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles as well as aircraft.

The vehicle is outfitted with a locally developed navigation and guidance algorithm that will help the owner accurately reach their target.

One type of missile is capable of doing missions in the highest region of the Earth’s atmosphere: exoatmospheric missiles.

According to a new study, endoatmospheric missiles are those that operate within the Earth’s atmosphere that cover an altitude of less than 100 km. “During the flight test, all subsystems performed as expected and were confirmed by data captured by a series of sensors deployed all over the range,” the ministry said in a statement.

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