Report on India's indigenous Cruise Missile Defence (CMD) Program

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Report on India's indigenous Cruise Missile Defence (CMD) Program
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By : DEFENCE NEWS



The Defence Research and Development organisation has finally disclosed that is is currently working on a Cruise Missile Defence Interceptor Missile Program for the past few years. The Interceptor will be able to detect and destroy low flying long range and air launched cruise missiles.

The Defence Research and Development organisation has finally disclosed that is is currently working on a Cruise Missile Defence Interceptor Missile Program for the past few years. The Interceptor will be able to detect and destroy low flying long range and air launched cruise missiles.

The DRDO with its successful experience in the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Program will be able to further develop the technology to intercept any low flying incoming missile. It is currently putting together the technology that it has developed in the BMD program and developing the Interceptor Missile.

The development in this field will also enahnce India's knowledge in low level radar technology and the ability to search and destroy small flying hostile objects.

DRDO claims that the Interceptor when ready will be able to detect and track a Cruise Missile right from the launch phase with the help of the Akshadeep Aerostat system which is currently being developed by Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) and other low ground based low level radars which will keep track of the cruise missiles trajectory. Upon detection of the incoming missile by the radars, the Interceptor will be auto-activated and an interceptor missile will be fired to seek and destroy. The interceptor missile will be fired when the enemy cruise missile will begin its final descent and will be destroyed before it reaches its target.

The Interceptor Program will be able to provide India the much needed shield to its high value strategic assets against enemy attacks while the Army can move in to neutralise enemy forces. DRDO has said that the Interceptor will be ready in a few years and it will be able to neutralise all Pakistani cruise and short range ballistic missiles like the NASR.
 
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