IN­DIA TEST LAUNCHES AGNI-IV NU­CLEAR MIS­SILE

SP's LandForces - - SP’S EXCLUSIVES / NEWS IN BRIEF -

In­dia has suc­cess­fully test-launched the 4,000-km range nu­clear ca­pa­ble bal­lis­tic mis­sile, Agni-IV, from the Wheeler Is­land off the coast of Odisha. Launched from a De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) de­vel­oped road mo­bile launcher, the com­pos­ite solid fuel rocket mo­tor tech­nol­ogy-pro­pelled mis­sile hit the tar­get with two digit ac­cu­racy, meet­ing all mis­sion ob­jec­tives and prov­ing its ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The test-fir­ing rep­re­sents the mis­sile’s third con­sec­u­tively suc­cess­ful trial and the last one in the se­ries of de­vel­op­ment launches. An ar­ray of long-range radars and elec­tro-op­ti­cal track­ing sys­tems (EOTS) lo­cated along the coast tracked and mon­i­tored all the pa­ram­e­ters through­out the flight, while two ships lo­cated near the tar­get point tracked the ve­hi­cle and wit­nessed the fi­nal event. DRDO DG and In­dian De­fence Min­is­ter’s Sci­en­tific Ad­vi­sor Av­inash Chan­der said the launch is of greater sig­nif­i­cance as the sys­tem was tested in its de­liv­er­able con­fig­u­ra­tion with the ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of Strate­gic Forces Com­mand (SFC) per­son­nel.”The mis­sile is now ready for in­duc­tion and its se­rial pro­duc­tion will now be­gin,’’ Chan­der said.

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