India successfully conducted a test of its Advanced Air Defense (AAD) low-altitude missile defense system on July 26, even as developers were starting to focus on how to expand the system to a full multi-layered missile shield. The AAD re-test became necessary after an abort during a March attempt. The AAD interceptor launch in August was aborted after the target missile—a modified Prithvi-1 TBM—veered off course. A post-test analysis attributed the miscue to a component failure in the ...


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