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Akash's first radio frequency seeker handed over to DRDO

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 22-01-2024
Akash's first radio frequency seeker handed over to DRDO Defence 2 min read

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has given the first Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker of Akash – the Next Generation Weapon System to the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). This RF Seeker was produced at BDL's newly set-up Seeker Facility Centre (SFC), which uses advanced technology.

  • Seeker is a critical and technology-intensive subsystem used in surface-to-air missiles and air-to-air missiles for target tracking in the terminal stage.

  • The RF seeker has been designed by DRDO's Research Center Imarat, and manufactured by BDL at its state-of-the-art seeker facility set up at BDL, Kanchanbagh Unit in Hyderabad.

About Missiles:

  • Missiles are sophisticated, self-propelled flying weapons designed to carry an explosive warhead with high speed and precision.

  • They are capable of adjusting their trajectory during flight, making them effective in targeting moving objects or specific locations.

  • Missiles come in various types and sizes, ranging from small, portable anti-tank missiles to large, long-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Some examples of Missiles: 

Name of the Missile    

Category of Missile


Air to Air Missile

Astra Missile

Air to Air Missile

Novator K-100

Medium Range Air to Air Missile


Short Range Surface to Air Missile


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