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May 21, 2012

Akash trial put off to May 22

The user specific trial of Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) Akash,� scheduled for Sunday, would now be conducted on May 22.
The trial would be carried out from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast.
A defence official said the Indian armed force would test fire two rounds of Akash missiles on May 22 and May 24. All eyes are on the fresh trial of the missile as it was earlier discarded by the Army due to reported faults in the system.
However, after a series of rectifications and advancement the missile was inducted in the Army and Air Force.
“We have a window from May 20 to 25 for the tests. Preparation has not been� completed yet but we hope that everything will be ready by May 22. We have four missiles with us, but would carry out two rounds of tests,” an official told The Express.

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