New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test fired Akash-1S from the integrated test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

Notably, this is a new version of the missile fitted with an indigenous seeker.

“Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR, Chandipur, Odhisa on May 25 and 27,” the defence ministry said in a statement.

The surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile with a strike range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of 60 kg was test fired on May 25 and May 27, the ministry added.

It said the Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance.

“Seeker and guidance performance have been consistently established in both the missions. All the mission objectives have been met,” the ministry said.

(With PTI inputs)