Aditya_V wrote:Can an Akash Launcher be placed 35km in front of Rajendra and a missile be guided to a Target say 50Km away from the Rajendra?
Not that far!
It's more like launchers within 0.5km radius of Rajendra from what I remember. In a group mode from GCC, an Akash battery (BCC, Rajendra, launchers) could be situated at around 30km radius. Note: It used be on an official website (akashsam.com) but the site seems to have been shut down.
Group mode (4 x batteries) is where you'll get the best coverage. In a box formation, Akash group would cover 62kmx62km airspace and in linear formation it covers 98km x 44km. In a trapezoidal configuration, it covers the most area of around 5000 square km. All of these info was at the official site and luckily someone seems to have copied it on to Wiki.
So if we were to estimate Akash battery airspace coverage, it would be 31km x 31km. I guess formation wouldn't matter much as the launchers are restricted to around 0.5km from radar. Any increase in this distance would proportionally increase coverage.