On 6th June 2020, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) signed Licence Agreement and Transfer of Technology (LAToT) for Akash Missile Weapon System of Indian Army Variant with Defence Research and Development Organisation – Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDO – DRDL).
The agreement was signed by Dr. Dasharath Ram, Director of DRDL and P Radha Krishna, Production Director of BDL.
Mayank Dwivedi, Director of Directorate of Industry Interface & Technology Management (DI2TM), Arjit Chaudhary, Project Director of Akash, Project Director of Akash Prime, Executive manager and General Manager of BDL also participated through video conference.
i.The Akash missile was designed and developed by DRDO and manufactured by BDL.
Bharat Electronics produces the hitech – Rajendra Phased array radar of the Akash missile system.
ii.Akash is the first medium range Surface to Air missile produced in India which can engage multiple targets from multiple directions.
iii.The missile flies at a speed of nearly 860 meters per second at a maximum altitude of 18km.
iv.The aerial targets like jets, drones, air to surface missiles at a distance of 30 km can be targeted using Akash.
v.The missile can be launched from mobile platforms like tanks and trucks.
About Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL):
BDL is the Lead Integrator for the Akash Weapon System of Indian army.
Chairman and Managing Director– Siddharth Mishra
Head Office– Hyderabad, Telangana