NEW DELHI: Akash Missiles manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has been given nod for induction in Indian Army fleet. The missiles have been designed and developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) under Make in India and manufactured by BDL at its Hyderabad Unit to boost ‘Aatm Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ with a large number of supply chain partners which include DPSUs, MSMEs and private industry.
It can target aerial threats up to the maximum range of 25 km and up to an altitude of 20 km, operating at a speed range of 1.8 to 2.5 Mach.
With the nod by Union Cabinet and clearance of Akash Weapon System for export, BDL is geared up to take up export orders. BDL has been receiving several leads for the export of Akash from various countries which is expected to be converted into firm orders in due course. BDL has a full-fledged facility to meet both domestic and international demands simultaneously.
BDL is currently focusing on ‘Make in India’ with local supplies and moving fast forward towards achieving the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat in the Defence sector. Akash Weapon System is one such product among BDL’s product portfolio in this pursuit for self-reliance in the Defence sector and realises the initiative of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.