Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman G Sateesh Reddy on Sunday inspected the ongoing construction work of the Missile Testing Range at Gullalamoda village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Rs 1,000 crore MTR is being built on the Bay of Bengal coast, work on which commenced last year. This will be the second MTR after the one at Balasore in neighbouring Odisha.
The project, coming up on a 154.4 hectare site, will comprise a technical facility, a few launch pads, control centre and state-of-the-art communications systems.
Both short and long-range missiles could be tested from this facility once it is fully up, official sources said.
“At least 1,000 people are working on building the project. The works are progressing at a brisk pace,” Sateesh Reddy said on the occasion.
The DRDO would adopt Gullalamoda village and contribute to its overall development, he said.