India Completes Floating Test Range, Prepares Missile Defense Tests

According to an October 27 report, India is preparing to test its Phase II ballistic missile defense capability in 2020. In preparation for renewed BMD testing, India has developed a new Floating Test Range (FTR), a platform for launching and observing prototype missiles. Built off a 10,000 tonne, 200 meter ship, the FTR is equipped with telemetry devices, electro-optical sensors, and an S-band radar to aid in testing tactical missiles.