Interceptor missile successfully test-fired

As part of its plan to deploy a two-layer ballistic missile defence system, India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile.

Updated: Feb 10, 2012, 11:50 AM IST

Balasore: As part of its plan to
deploy a two-layer ballistic missile defence system, India
on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed
supersonic interceptor missile from the Integrated Test Range
off Orissa coast.

A surface-to-surface target missile - a modified
`Prithvi` – was first lifted from the launch Complex-III in
ITR at Chandipur, 15 km from here around 10:13 hours, defence
sources said.

The missile tracking network consisting of long range and
multi-function radars and other range sensors positioned at
different locations detected and identified the incoming
missile.

The interceptor missile at Wheeler Island, about 70 km
across the sea from Chandipur, with a directional warhead was
launched at about 10:16 hour and ground and on board control
guided it to the target, the sources said.

The last flight of interceptor missile was conducted on
March 6, 2011.

PTI