domingo, 23 de febrero de 2014

Akash missile may be inducted into Army soon

The successful test-firing of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) in Odisha  has the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) brimming with confidence that it would be quickly inducted into the Army.

A senior official said the Air Force has got one version of Akash, but the Army is yet to follow suit. According to senior officials, the Defence Acquisition Council has already given the nod for a combined order of Akash missiles for IAF and Army. The missile is often evaluated against the American Patriot SAM but uses an integral ram jet rocket propulsion system in addition to being touted as being more accurate and cheap.

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