The Indian Defence Analysis & Growth Organisation (DRDO) performed a profitable maiden flight-test of Part-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1 missile with massive kill altitude bracket from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on November 02, 2022. The flight-test was carried out with participation of all BMD weapon system components positioned at completely different geographical areas. The AD-1 is a long-range interceptor missile designed for each low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of long-range ballistic missiles in addition to plane.

The AD-1 is propelled by a two-stage stable motor and outfitted with indigenously-developed superior management system, navigation and steering algorithm to exactly information the automobile to the goal. Growth of the anti-ballistic missile system started in 1999. Round 40 private and non-private firms had been concerned within the growth of the techniques. They embody Ordnance Manufacturing facility Board, Bharat Electronics Restricted and Bharat Dynamics amongst others. Defence Analysis and Growth Laboratory (DRDL) developed the mission management software program for the AAD missile. As of April 2019, the Part-1 of this system has been accomplished.


The info captured by numerous vary sensors together with Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Monitoring stations deployed to seize the flight information. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and different groups related to profitable flight trial of AD-1. He termed it as a novel sort of interceptor with superior applied sciences out there with a only a few nations on this planet. Secretary, Division of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat congratulated his crew on the profitable trial, stating that this interceptor will present nice operational flexibility to the customers and having functionality to have interaction many several types of targets.

The Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Program is an initiative to develop and deploy a multi-layered ballistic missile defence system to guard India from ballistic missile assaults. It was launched in 2000 after Kargil Struggle by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities. Launched in gentle of the ballistic missile menace from Pakistan and China, it’s a double-tiered system consisting of two land and sea-based interceptor missiles, particularly the Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile for prime altitude interception, and the Superior Air Defence (AAD) Missile for decrease altitude interception.