Bhubaneswar, Mar 14: India is all set to testfire its indigenously designed and developed Advanced Air Defence missile from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast on Sunday, Mar 14.
Defence sources said that AAD missile is capable of destroying any hostile ballistic missile at low altitude situation and has its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and radars.
A modified indigenously built 'Prithvi' would be used as a target missile, and would be lifted off from a mobile launcher from the ITR at Chandipur-on-sea.
The interceptor AAD missile, with the help of its radio frequency seeker on-board would be blasted off from Wheeler Island about 70 km across the sea from Chandipur.
Sources said that the missile would destroy the target in mid air over Bay of Bengal.
According to official sources about 600 families from five hamlets residing within 2 km radius of launch pad-3 of the ITR at Chandipur have been temporarily shifted to nearby shelter camps as a security measure by Balasore district administration.
The ADD interceptor is a single stage solid rocket-propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator totally under command by the data up linked from the sophisticated ground based radars to the interceptor.