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Akash Surface-to-Air Missile System

Developer

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Operators

Indian Army and Indian Air Force

Development Cost

$120m

Unit Cost

Approximately $433,180 (Rs20m)

First Flight Test

1990

Length

5.8m

Diameter

350mm

Wing Span

1,105mm

Launch Weight

720kg

Payload

60kg

Maximum Speed

Up to Mach 2.5

Height Ceiling

18km

Propulsion

Ramjet propulsion system

Radar Range

80km

Missile Range

30km

Target Altitude

18km
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