DRDO to test fire missile defence system in August

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New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V K Saraswat on Thursday said the ballistic missile defence system will be test fired in August this year.

"Now the (ballistic missile defence system) test is going to be conducted in the month of August during which we will try to intercept a missile at altitudes of 15-20 kilometres," said Saraswat.

The DRDO is developing the ballistic missile to foil any enemy missile attack.

Further talking about the failed test of the system on March 15, Saraswat said: "The anti-missile system is a two-tiered system where you first launch the target missile and then you launch the hit missile. Since the target was not launched as planned, the anti-ballistic missile system did not trigger."

On Arjun tanks he said that the DRDO had already started working on the mark II version, which will incorporate a number of modifications that have been sought by the Army. (ANI)

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