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India Successfully Test Advanced Air Defence Interceptor Missile

NEW DELHI: After Prithvi India on Wednesday successfully test fired the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile.

this second level of the two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy hostile ballistic missiles.

The test took of the missile took place at around 10.15 a.m. at the Abdul Kalam island off Odisha, officials said.

The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) is part of the two layered Ballistic Missile Defence system developed by the DRDO, the research and is the development wing of the Defence Ministry, with the Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imaarat (RCI).

This is the latest test done in less than a month after India successfully test fired the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile on 11 February.

It can destroy a hostile balistic missile in space, before entering into the earth's atmosphere.

This 7.5 meters long AAD is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, with a navigation system.