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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
5 May 2015
Bharat Dynamics Limited
Parent System: Akash
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 5 May 2015
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Akash is a medium-range, surface-to-air missile (SAM) manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited and capable of engaging fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and cruise missiles. It features a maximum range of 27 kilometers carrying a 60 kg warhead, a semi-active radar seeker and a top speed of Mach 3.5 with a load factor of 20gs. Mounted on ramps is the primary weapon for the Akash air defense system. India may develop an enhanced version featuring an extended range of up to 60 km and a dual mode radar/infrared seeker. The enhanced Akash SAM may be intended to counter ballistic missiles. In addition, a vertical-launch navalized version of the Akash may be fielded by the Indian Navy. The production model Akash missile has a maximum range of 25 km, can reach an altitude of 18 km and a top speed of Mach 2.5 as of March 2012. The production Akash missile features all-the-way powered flight till target interception with digitally-coded command guidance and fully automatic operation like the US Patriot missile system.
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 20 g
Max Range: 25,000 meter (13.5 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 18,000 meter (11.2 mile)
Top Speed: 2.50 mach (2,989 kph)
Warhead: 55 kilogram (121 pound)
Weight: 720 kilogram (1,587 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m) Kilometers (km) Nautic Miles (nm) Inch (in) Yard (yd) Foot (ft) Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l) Galon (gl)
Year (yr) Minutes (min) Second (sec)
There are 12 news between
21 Dec 2007 and 29 Jul 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017India's Akash Surface-to-Air Missile System Fails Short of ExpectationsMonday, July 3, 2017India Successfully Test-Fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air MissileMonday, June 5, 2017India Test-Fires New Domestic Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air MissileTuesday, May 30, 2017Indian Army Places Massive Order for Akash Surface-to-Air MissilesThursday, January 26, 2017India to Buy 200 Missiles for Russian SA-6 Air Defence SystemsMonday, January 9, 2017India to Sell Akash Air Defense Missile Systems to VietnamFriday, July 10, 2015Indian Air Force Formally Inducts the Akash Missile SystemTuesday, May 5, 2015Indian Army Takes Delivery of First Akash Air Defense SystemWednesday, June 18, 2014Akash Missile System Flight Tested Successfully Against Very Low Altitude TargetMonday, February 24, 2014Akash Surface-to-Air Missile System Successfully Test Fired
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