Indian Army has proposed to buy two new regiments of this air defense missile system equipped with indigenous technology for better accuracy.
The Indian Army is about to get a major Make in India solution to enhance its capabilities to shoot down enemy aircraft and drones. It has offered to buy two new regiments of Akash Prime Missile Air Defense Missile System.
According to a report by news agency ANI, sources have told that the proposal is in an advanced stage before the government. This proposal will help to further strengthen the country’s air defense against air strikes from both China and Pakistan.
Earlier, the Western and South-Western Commands of the Army had conducted about a dozen tests of the current version of the Akash missile. All had excellent results, while these missiles were also deployed in an operational role during recent conflicts.
Prime is equipped with indigenous Active Radio Frequency Seeker
Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous Active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, which provides better accuracy, as compared to the current version of this missile. Apart from this, it performs better in low temperatures in high altitude areas.
An existing ground system of Akash weapon system has also been used with some modifications. This missile can be deployed up to an altitude of 4500 meters and it can destroy targets up to a distance of 25 to 35 km.