India recently did some strategically important missile tests including Brahmos- ER (Extended Range) and one interceptor of its ambitious Ballistic Missile Defence(BMD). Both the test of India were extremely successful because both the missiles successfully intercepted and destroyed their targets.
Brahmos extended version destroyed target at the distance of 400+ Km on supersonic speed and the interceptor of the BMD system destroyed incoming missile at the range of 25Km, the interceptor was endo-atmosphere interceptor which is the part of India’s 3 layer ballistic missile defense system.
After seeing test of India’s tremendous firepower, Pakistan also inducted a Chinese-made Low-to-Medium altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY 80 on March 12. LOMADS LY-80 is capable of intercepting and destroying aerial targets flying at low and medium altitude.
India stepped in the elite club of the nation who have their advance ballistic missile defence, only 5 countries have mastered the very rigid technology.
Ballistic missile defence can prove a game changer in modern warfare due to their capabilities. Indian BMD can be very beneficial for India’s war on terror against Pakistan who always try to threaten India with their nuclear weapons. Ballistic missile defence is a very important development when an unstable nuclear nation like Pakistan is in the neighborhood.
The other highly sophisticated ballistic missile defence system in the world are THAAD (United States), Patriot (United States), S-400 and S-500 (Russia).
India also have SPYDER in it’s arsenal, Spyder Ballistic Missile Defense System is now mounted on a TATA truck. Israel’s SPYDER anti-cruise missile and an anti-aircraft system uses a low-level quick reaction missile to destroy targets up to 15 km away and at an altitude nine km. SPYDER has one mobile command unit and six mobile firing units attached to it. Its radar can intercept enemy missiles 25 km away and can fire the first missile in just five seconds.