India successfully test fired Supersonic interceptor missile
The state-of-the-art missile was test fired from a canister at 11.24 am engaging a simulated target at low altitude, the sources said.
The interceptor, an advanced air defense missile which is yet to get a formal name, was positioned at launchpad-4 of the Integrated Test Range on Dr. Abdul Kalam Island and roared on its trajectory to hit the target mid-air on the sea surface, the sources said.
Developed as part of efforts to have a multi-layer ballistic missile defense system, it is capable of destroying incoming hostile ballistic missiles, they said.
"While the missile's major health parameters, including its 'kill' effect, have already been validated in earlier tests, the current test was to validate some improved features incorporated in the system," they said.
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