India on Wednesday efficiently test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile throughout night time time as a part of a consumer coaching trial from a check vary off the Odisha coast.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) stated: “Prithvi-2 missile test-fired successfully and the test met all parameters”.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike vary of 350 km, was carried out from a cell launcher from the launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur close to right here round 7.30 p.m., sources stated, including that it was a routine coaching trial.
Earlier, Prithvi-II additionally was efficiently test-fired throughout night time time on February 21, 2018 from the ITR at Chandipur. Later on November 20, 2019, two trials consecutively of Prithvi-II had been performed efficiently throughout night time time from the identical base.
Prithvi-II is able to carrying 500-1,000 kilogram of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. The state-of-the-art missile makes use of superior inertial steerage system with manoeuvering trajectory to hit its goal, officers stated.
The missile was randomly chosen from the manufacturing inventory and the whole launch was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army and monitored by the scientists of the DRDO as a part of a coaching train, they stated.
“The missile trajectory was tracked by radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations by the DRDO along the coast of Odisha,” stated the supply.
The downrange groups onboard the ship deployed close to the designated influence level within the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal occasions and splashdown.
In salvo mode, on November 21, 2016, two missiles had been efficiently test-fired in fast succession from the identical base.
Already inducted into the armory of Indian defence forces in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled “Prithvi” is the primary missile to have been developed by the DRDO underneath the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).