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Akash  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 5 May 2015
Total Production: ?
Origin: India
Corporations: 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.

Akash Applications


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Akash Specifications

G-load
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 20 g
Performance
Max Range: 25,000 meter (13.5 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 18,000 meter (11.2 mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 2.50 mach (2,989 kph)
Weight
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)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Akash News

There are 8 news between
21 Dec 2007 and 26 Jan 2017
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
Tuesday, May 5, 2015Indian Army Takes Delivery of First Akash Air Defense System
Wednesday, June 18, 2014Akash Missile System Flight Tested Successfully Against Very Low Altitude Target
Monday, February 24, 2014Akash Surface-to-Air Missile System Successfully Test Fired
Thursday, March 1, 2012Indian Armed Forces to Introduce Akash Missile and Tal Torpedo
Friday, December 21, 2007Akash Air Defense System Shoots Down UAV During Testing

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