Akash Prime 



The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested a new version of the Akash surface-to-air missile Akash Prime from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.

Akash Prime 

  • New version of the Akash missile. 
  • Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for increased accuracy. 
  • Better reliable performance under low temperature environment at higher altitudes.
  • Improved ground system of the existing Akash system.

Akash Missile:

  • It is India’s first indigenously produced medium range Surface to Air missile. 
  • It can attack multiple targets from multiple directions.
  • It can be launched from mobile platforms like battle tanks or wheeled trucks. 
  • The kill probability of Akash missile is 90%.
  • The missile is accompanied by the indigenously developed radar called 'Rajendra'.
  • The missile employs solid-fuel technology.
  • It can strike targets at a speed 2.5 times more than the speed of sound. 
  • It has the capability to detect and destroy targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes.
  • The Akash missile system has been designed and developed under the Integrated Guided-Missile Development Program (IGMDP).


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