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one hundredth Akash Air Force Launcher delivered to IAF

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100th Akash Air Force Launcher delivered to IAF

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have delivered the one hundredth Akash Air Force Launcher (AAFL) to the Indian Air Force. It was developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

The occasion was flagged off by Dr BHVS Narayana Murthy, DG-MSS, DRDO, on the Vemagal facility of TASL close to Bengaluru on Tuesday. TASL had additionally equipped 49 Akash Launchers earlier to the Indian Army.
Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO of TASL, mentioned the profitable supply of the one hundredth AAFL is a significant milestone and the repeat order being executed exhibits the person’s continued satisfaction and confidence within the operational efficiency of the indigenously developed and produced AAFL system. 

Jayant Patil, Whole Time Director (Defence & Smart Technologies), L&T, mentioned the supply epitomizes the contribution made by the Indian business towards the imaginative and prescient of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. AAFL, a multi-technology Weapon Launch Platform for Air Defence Missiles, is a Mobile Launcher System able to transporting and launching as much as three Akash Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles in Single or Salvo Mode. It is a completely ruggedized all-weather day and evening system able to working in harsh environmental and terrain circumstances.