Ashwin : Advanced Air Defence

Ashwin : Indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile
  • AAD interceptor missile Ashwin is the advanced version of low altitude supersonic ballistic interceptor missile.
  • It is indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and is capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile.
  • Features: It is 7.5-meter long and weighs around 1.2 tonnes. It has a diameter of less than 0.5 meter.
  • It is single-stage solid rocket propelled guided missile. It is equipped with a hi-tech computer, a navigation system and an electro-mechanical activator.
  • The missile also has its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars
  • It can destroy the incoming hostile ballistic missile in the endo-atmospheric region (less than 30 km altitude) at a low altitude of less than 30 kms

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