AAD Test Aborted, Could Happen On/Before Wednesday
A scheduled test of India’s Advanced Air Defence (AAD) endo-atmospheric ballistic missile interceptor was aborted today following what sources have called “coordination and launch sequence issues”. The test has a window between March 10-17 to complete the test — the third for the endo-atmospheric interceptor. The system — demonstrated twice already with a remarkable degree of accuracy — is part of India’s two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, coupled with the Pradyumna Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) exo-atmospheric interceptor missile. Will post another update when I hear more about the AAD test. Stay tuned.