Army okay with supersonic Akash missile

Army okay with supersonic Akash missile

By Anish SinghnnNEW DELHI: Expressing satisfaction over the performance of Made-in-India supersonic Akash missile, Director General (DG ) of Army Air Defence (AAD) Parminder Singh Jaggi has said that the Army was looking for further augmentation of execution in the times to come.nnThe Akash is a Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SRSAM) system, which the Army had successfully carried out the first user trial last month.nnTalking to reporters here, Lt Gen Jaggi said, ?We are happy with the Akash system. It is a watershed as far as indigenous systems are concerned. The biggest advantage is it is a home grown system.?nnOn Wednesday, the Army?s AAD will celebrate its 25th year of raising.nnAs of now, the Army has two Akash regiments.nnThe Army is likely to order more Akash regiments as it is in the process of replacing its legacy systems in service.nnLt Gen Jaggi said as more regiments were ordered, there would be additional enhancements in the system as well in performance.nnAkash was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme initiated in 1984 and is manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL).

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