India on Wednesday successfully conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km, from a test range in Odisha.
The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here around 8.30 pm, as part of a user trial by the Army, defence sources told PTI.
The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army, and monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, the sources said.
"The missile trajectory was tracked by radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations by the DRDO along the coast of Odisha," they said.
The test launch came after successful trial of the Agni-5 missile on January 18, Agni-1 on February 6 and Agni II yesterday from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
Prithvi II missile was also successfully test fired earlier on February 7 from the ITR at Chandipur.
The state-of-the-art Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines. The sophisticated missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target, they said.
Inducted into the Armed forces of the country in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), the sources added.
India has test-fired the land version of the short range surface–to–surface ballistic missile Prithvi-II, mounted on a Mobile Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL). The missile was fired from the launching complex - III (LC-III) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea in the morning,
Indian Army on Monday successfully test-fired two indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile in quick succession as part of a user trial from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads were successfully test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9
The Indian Strategic Forces Command personnel test-fired the nuclear-weapons-capable Prithvi-II missile from Odisha on Thursday for a range of 250 km as against its full strike range of 350 km. Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines with a strike range of 350 km
India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile for the second time this week from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. A day prior, the indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired for the first time from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar
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