- Feb 17, 2009
That link does not answer these questions.
their are various configuration in which Akash system can be deployed in network centric environment.Apparently Akash can not hit an Super Sonic aircraft and the chances of out running the Akash is HIGH!
Two main disadvantages are.
1) The speed of Akash is only Mach 2.5 and so an aircraft with full after burner can easily out run it at a distance.
2) The altitude reach of Akash is some what confusing, i have read it is only 20,000ft but there are other reports that seem to confuse the Radars visibility of 59,000ft with Missiles ability.
as shown in the AKASH
yes it is true that Fighter can over run missile using after burners for few minutes, but in net centric environment when within the range of missile battery it will fire on it making it difficult for it to move out of its kill zone.