Agni-ii hits tar­get area ac­cu­rately


The Strate­gic Forces Com­mand (SFC), fired the medium-range Agni-II mis­sile pro­pelled by the solid rocket pro­pel­lant sys­tem, with a range ca­pa­bil­ity of over 1,700 km util­is­ing the range fa­cil­ity at Wheel­ers Is­land, off the Odisha coast on April 7.

The en­tire tra­jec­tory of the mis­sile was tracked by a bat­tery of so­phis­ti­cated radars, teleme­try ob­ser­va­tion sta­tions, elec­troop­tic in­stru­ments and naval ships.

Agni-II mis­sile is equipped with sta­teof-the-art avion­ics, ad­vanced high ac­cu­racy nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem and guided by an in­no­va­tive guid­ance scheme. An SFC spokesman said, the flight “most im­por­tantly con­veys our pre­pared­ness to meet any even­tu­al­ity. The mis­sion “fully val­i­dated our op­er­a­tional readi­ness as also the re­li­a­bil­ity of the sys­tems and the mis­sile.”

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