India Tests BMD Interceptor

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On August 2, India tested its Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at its Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast. According to a Ministry of Defence press release, “One target among simultaneously incoming multiple targets was selected on real time, the weapon system radars tracked the target and the missile locked on to it and intercepted the target with a high degree of accuracy.” This is the sixth test of the AAD interceptor, which was most recently tested in December 2017. The missile used in this most recent test has not yet been identified, although The Diplomat‘s Franz-Stefan Gady posits the Agni-2 as a possibility.