ECIL to propel Akash missile

ECIL to propel Akash missile
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A week after the Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) limited handed over the indigenously-built Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) which would be used in critical stages while launching satellite systems into space to Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, the Hyderabad-based organisation that is engaged in design, development and manufacture of products has once again come up with a breakthrough.

A week after the Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) limited handed over the indigenously-built Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) which would be used in critical stages while launching satellite systems into space to Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, the Hyderabad-based organisation that is engaged in design, development and manufacture of products has once again come up with a breakthrough.


This time, ECIL in partnership with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), will be supplying mission critical electronic systems for Akash Weapon System (AWS), which would be inducted into the Indian Army in Delhi on Tuesday. Akash is a Surface to Air Missile indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL), under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). BDL is the Prime Production Agency of this Missile Program for Army.

Mobile System for Missile Checkout (MSMC)

BDL entrusted the responsibility of realising the critical Ground Support Systems i.e. the Combat Command and Control Centre (CCC) and the Mobile System for Missile Checkout (MSMC) to ECIL. The First Off Production Models (FOPM) of these systems are successfully realised and delivered by ECIL in close association with DRDL. Based on successful performance of FOPM, clearance is obtained for the bulk manufacture and supply of two Regiments of AWS to Army. .


CCC: The CCC is based on an advanced Command Control Computer Communication and Intelligence (C4I) architecture for precise and effective engagement of AKASH missiles against moving Targets. This is the heart of the Weapon System which is capable of launching missiles based on the information obtained for the RADAR systems. CCC can also serve as the nerve centre for interoperability with other Weapon Systems located in the base.


MSMC: The Mobile System for Missile Checkout checks the readiness of a fully Integrated Missile involving all missile electronic subsystems in the field with Go / No Go status. It is a computerised checkout system installed on a high mobility chassis. The system is designed for field use suitable for desert and cross country drives. It can quickly be deployed in the field and can be moved at short notice.

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