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Indian Govt places order with BDL to start serial production of BMD Phase-1 Interceptors

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Indian govt places order with BDL to start serial production of BMD Phase-1 Interceptors
Phase-1 BMD Interceptors AAD and PDV


The Indian Government has placed the order for serial production of the two Interceptor missiles of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Phase-1 to Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) that includes Prithvi Air Defense (PAD) missile for High Altitude interception and the Advanced Air Defense (AAD) missile for Lower altitude interception that will intercept any incoming enemy ballistic missile launched from 5,000 kilometers away.

Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar that is the main radar of BMD system already deployed on several locations around the country


India has already deployed Multi-Function Fire Control radars and Long-Range Tracking Radars at multiple sites and it is expected that the Phase-1 of BMD shield will go operational from 2023.

Phase-2 BMD Interceptors AD-1 and AD-2


Phase-2 of the BMD is under development, in which two more advanced interceptor missiles will be developed named as AD-1 and AD-2 where AD stands for ‘Air Defense’. These two interceptor missiles will be based on American SM-3 BMD interceptors and will be deployed on future large Next Generation Destroyers of the Indian Navy for Ballistic Missiles interception from sea.

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