India test fires the multi-layer Ballastic Missile Defence System –Advanced Air Defence Missile


India on Sunday test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile.

The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was engaged against an electronically prepared target which simulated the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile.

The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator, the defence sources said.