Indian Ministry of Defence 23 November 2012 was tested with the latest interceptor missile AAD, reports IANS. Test considered successful — antimissile struck ballistic missile launched from Wheeler Island in Orissa. According to PTI, AAD hit the target at an altitude of 15 thousand meters. In the future, the system should make a brand new multilayer missile defense base in India.
During the tests with the marine site landfill Chandipur at 12:52 local time (11:22 Moscow time) were launched ballistic missile Prithvi. After four Minutka antimissile AAD launched from Wheeler Island, located 70 kilometers from the place of the target missile launch. For guidance antimissile used data from the radar.
In total in India were made eight test runs AAD in 2006-2007-m and 2009-2012, respectively. Of these seven trials were found to be successful. 4th Test, held March 15, 2010 failed because target Prithvi missile deviated from the line of motion. Start interceptor missile, ready to start, has been canceled.
When exactly AAD entered service in India is not yet clear. Initially planned to deploy before the end of 2010, but then moved on time in 2012. Also AAD India is also developing the newest missile, capable of destroying ballistic missiles with a range of up to 5 thousand kilometers. This interceptor missile will be ready by 2016.