Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme comprises of Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) interceptor, Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor, modified Prithvi II missile as incoming enemy missile target and Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar (LRTR) as target acquisition and fire control radar.
- BMD Technology Schematic of Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. The two-tiered BMD System consists of the PAD, which will intercept missiles at exo-atmospheric altitudes of 50–80 km and the AAD missile for interception at endoatmospheric altitudes of up to 30 km. The deployed system would consist of many launch vehicles, radars, Launch Control Centers (LCC) and the Mission Control Center (MCC). All these are geographically distributed and connected by a secure communication network
- PAD Interceptor Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) Interceptor. The PAD is an anti-ballistic missile developed to intercept incoming ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere (exo-atmospheric). Based on the Prithvi missile, PAD is a two stage missile with a maximum interception altitude of 80 km (50 mi). The first stage is a Solid fuelled motor while the second stage is Liquid fuelled.
- PAD Interceptor Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) Interceptor. The PAD is an anti-ballistic missile developed to intercept incoming ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere (exo-atmospheric).
- BMD Test Launch Test Launch of Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. The PAD and AAD are used to target the incoming missile target launched 2000-5000 Km away
- PAD Launch Prithvi Air Defence Missile Launch. PAD is used for high altitutde interception of incoming target missile.
- AAD Interceptor Advance Air Defence Interceptor Launch. Advanced Air Defence (AAD) is an anti-ballistic missile designed to intercept incoming ballistic missiles in the endo-atmosphere at an altitude of 30 km. AAD is single stage, solid fuelled missile.
- BMD Target Ballistic Missile Defence Target - a modified Prithvi II Missile acting as incoming ballistic missile enemy target.
- Swordfish Radar Swordfish is the target acquisition and fire control radar for the BMD system. This Long Range Tracking Radar (LRTR) currently has a range of 600 km to 800 km and can spot objects as small as a cricket ball. The DRDO plans to upgrade the capacity of Swordfish to 1,500 km.