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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 5 May 2015
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: INR4.9 billion   (USD$71 million)
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Dynamics Limited and Bharat Electronics Limited
Parent System: Akash
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 5 May 2015
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: INR4.9 billion   (USD$71 million)
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Description: The Akash, Sky in English, is a mobile, medium range, air defense system being developed by India as a replacement for its Soviet-made Kub/SA-6 Gainful weapon systems under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). The new air defense system has been developed to deal with multiple incoming threats simultaneously and to seamlessly act in network centric operations. The missile system has been optimized to shoot down a wide range of air-breathing threats such as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) as well as cruise missiles. The Akash air defense systems will be deployed by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force along with India's Russian-made S-300/SA-10 Grumble long-range air defenses.

The Akash weapon system key elements are the Rajendra surveillance and target acquisition radar, control center, ground equipment and the ramp-mounted Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) which features a maximum range of over 30 kilometers. Each launcher vehicle can carry as many as three Akash SAMs. The missiles can also be fired from static platforms. These elements are mounted on BMP-1 tracked chassis. India may seek a further development of the air defense system to extend its weapon range and to counter ballistic missile threats. The Akash was completing operational evaluation by the Indian Ministry of Defense at the end of 2007 with series production due to start thereafter. The first Akash weapon system was introduced by the Indian Armed Forces in May 2015.

Akash Specifications

Number of Weapons: 3
Target's Max Altitude: 18,000 meter (59,055 foot)
Weapon Max Range: 25 kilometer
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Akash News

There are 15 news between
21 Dec 2007 and 27 Nov 2019
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019Indian Armed Forces to Get Akash Prime Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile
Monday, March 5, 2018India to Boost Development of Tejas Variants
Tuesday, December 5, 2017Indian Army Akash Missile System Successfully Tested
Saturday, July 29, 2017India's Akash Surface-to-Air Missile System Fails Short of Expectations
Monday, July 3, 2017India Successfully Test-Fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile
Monday, June 5, 2017India Test-Fires New Domestic Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile
Tuesday, May 30, 2017Indian Army Places Massive Order for Akash Surface-to-Air Missiles
Thursday, January 26, 2017India to Buy 200 Missiles for Russian SA-6 Air Defence Systems
Monday, January 9, 2017India to Sell Akash Air Defense Missile Systems to Vietnam
Friday, July 10, 2015Indian Air Force Formally Inducts the Akash Missile System

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total ?2
Defensive Weapons
Akash Prime
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