Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sky's the limit...

The third successive test firing of the Akash medium range surface to air missile system in as many days, took place this afternoon from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Orissa's coast. The firing, at near ceiling range from a mobile launcher against a para-barrel target, was successful -- the third successful test in three days with no major deviations on any account. For those who aren't yet clued in, these are critical tests -- the first with the full involvement of the IAF. The test team will take a breather and complete another three test-firings in the coming week to complete the user trial, which has doubled as an impromptu air defence exercise as well.

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