AKASH – MK -1S successful test fired

Question: Which of the following research centre has developed the AKASH MK 1S missile which was successfully test fired on 27th May, 2019?
(a) ISRO
(b) HAL
(c) DRDO
(d) BARC
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR, Chandipur, Odhisa on 25th and 27th May, 2019.
  • Akash-MK-1S is an upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker. Akash-MK-1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets.
  • The Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance.
  • Seeker and guidance performance have been consistently established in both the missions. All the mission objectives have been met.


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