Ballistic Missile Defence system to be tested at 200-km in May

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    By Express News Service - BANGALORE 06th February 2013 08:53 AM
    Come May, India will take a significant step towards operationalising its indigenous experimental Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system that can target incoming missiles with its own interceptor missiles.

    The system, which will provide India with the capability to counter missile threats from China and Pakistan, will be tested at 200-km altitude in May.

    “We are preparing to test the interceptor missile at 200-km altitude this May,” DRDO chief Dr V K Saraswat said here on Tuesday.

    The DRDO is also preparing to operationalise the phase-I of the BMD system to provide a missile shield to major cities including the national capital by 2014.

    Ballistic Missile Defence system to be tested in May - The New Indian Express
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Interception at the altitude of 200kms :yey: what will be the max. range of the incoming missile which it will take out ?
     
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    i think its the PDV.
     
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    me too hoping for that.
     
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    200Km I would assume AD-1 but it may also be PDV.
     
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    PDV has 2,500km range.
     
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    What??? You mean PDV/AAD combo can take out 2500 km range missiles right? It certainly does not have 2500 km range. I always thought PDV was meant to intercept at 150 km altitude.
     
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    PDV is suppose to be for IRBM's and possibly another role
    as an antisatellite weapon.
     
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    Is PDV a completely new missile or will it look like PAD??
     
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