Prithvi II missile successfully test-fired from Chandipur
Posted on: 2016-02-25 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile was successfully test fired from the Chandipur, off Odisha coast. Test- It was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and was monitored by the scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). As part of a user trial, the missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). The test has met all its mission objectives. About Prithvi-II missile: Prithvi-II missile is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program). Range: It is surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km. Warheads: It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads. It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system along with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target precisely. Prithvi-II already has been inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003. The last user trial of it was successfully conducted in November 2015 from the same test range. Variants: Prithvi-I for the Indian Army, Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force, and Dhanush Missile for Indian Navy. Source: The Hindustan Times
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