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Indian Army will get 2 new regiments of Akash Prime air defence missile system

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: May 09, 2022 7:00 AM

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Highlights:
• Help to boost the ability of Indian Army
• Can take down targets at a distance of around 25-30 km

Proposed to buy new regiments

The Indian Army will receive a major ‘Make in India’ solution to become more stronger and to boost its ability to shoot down enemy aircraft and drones as it has proposed to buy two new regiments of the Akash Prime missile air defence missiles systems.


The proposal is at an advanced stage in front of the government. This proposal will help in further strengthening the air defence of the country against aerial attacks from both the Chinese and the Pakistani sides.

Indian Army’s of Western and south western commands carried out around a dozen test firings of the existing version of the Akash missiles in the force.

Modification in the Akash prime

Comparing with the existing Akash System, Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for improved accuracy. Performance is more reliable under low-temperature environments at higher altitudes. A modified ground system of the existing Akash weapon system has also been used.The Akash Prime system has further enhanced the confidence of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force. The missile can be deployed at heights up to 4,500 metres and can take down targets at a distance of around 25-30 km.

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