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Akash air defense system

Country of Origin: India


The Akash (Hindi and Sanskrit for "sky") is a surface-to-air (SAM) missile system intended for medium-range theater defense. The system consists of the Akash missile launcher mounted on a BMP-1 chassis and the Rajendra surveillance and engagement radar. It is part of the Indian Defense Development and Research Organization's (DRDO) Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

The system is designed to defend large installations, such as airfields.

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