Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) India Monday successfully tested a
ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of
its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles,
defence sources said.
The indigenous interceptor was fired from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here.
It successfully destroyed an incoming ballistic missile - a variant of the Prithvi II fired from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on sea in Balasore district, about 70 km away from Wheeler Island across the sea.
The interceptor was fired few minutes after the target missile was fired.
“It was a very successful flight. The interceptor destroyed the target,” S.P. Dash, the director of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, told IANS.
这些文字透露的消息太少了，连拦截弹是什么都没有说，只提到两个距离和靶弹是Prithvi II。170千米是记者报道时所在城市Bhubaneswar到反导弹发射场Wheeler Island的距离，不过我在google earth上量了下，Bhubaneswar到Chandipur是170千米，到Wheeler Island是145千米，可能记者按当地公路之类算的距离。文中提到的70千米是发射反导弹的Wheeler Island到发射大地2靶弹的Chandipur的距离。个人判断这应该是印度以前计划进行的AAD发射，3月15日印度AAD测试时，靶弹Prithvi II中途落海，拦截弹AAD没有发射，此后DRDO就宣布会在今年7~8月份进行再次试射，这次补射终于功德圆满了
India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully conducted its fourth consecutive AAD interceptor missile test in the endo-atmospheric regime at 15-km altitude off the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Orissa. The single stage interceptor missile fitted with a directional warhead and other advanced systems neutralized the target.
The target ballistic 'enemy' missile was launched from Launch Complex–III, ITR Chandipur. The interceptor missile fitted with a directional warhead was launched from Wheeler Island and destroyed the target missile breaking it into fragments. This was tracked by various radars and sensors. All weapon system elements including command and control, communication and radar performed satisfactorily.