India on Friday
efficiently carried out an evening trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile as a part of a consumer trial by the Military from a check vary in Odisha, defence sources mentioned.
The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile blasted off round 7.30 pm from launch advanced three of the Built-in Check Vary (ITR) at Chandipur close to Balasore and the trial was profitable, they mentioned.
The final trial of Prithvi-2, carried out after sundown on September 23 from the identical base, was additionally profitable.
The trial of the missile, which has a strike vary of 350 km, was carried out from a cell launcher, a Defence Analysis and Improvement (DRDO) official mentioned.
“The missile trajectory was tracked by radars, electro-optical monitoring techniques and telemetry stations by the DRDO alongside the coast of Odisha,” he mentioned.
The missile was randomly chosen from the manufacturing inventory and the complete launch exercise was carried out by the Strategic Power Command (SFC) of the Military and monitored by scientists of the DRDO as a part of a coaching train, defence sources mentioned.
The downrange groups onboard a ship deployed close to the designated influence level within the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal occasions and splashdown.
The Prithvi-2 missile is able to carrying 500-1,000 kg of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines, the sources mentioned.
The delicate missile makes use of a complicated inertial steerage system with a maneuvering trajectory to hit its goal, they mentioned.
Already inducted into the armory of Indian defence forces in 2003, the nine-metre tall ‘Prithvi’ was the primary missile to have been developed by DRDO underneath the Built-in Guided Missile Improvement Programme (IGMDP).
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