Logistics

Prithvi-II ballistic missile successfully test-fired

PTI Balasore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 22, 2010

Off to a good start: With a maximum striking range of 350 km, Prithvi-II is capable of carrying a pay-load of 500-1000 kg warhead.   -  Business Line

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed and nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile, which has a striking range of 350 km, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Orissa coast.

“The missile mounted on a mobile launcher was test-fired from the launch complex-3 in the ITR at around 0815 hours,” defence sources said.

The test-firing of the missile, which has already been inducted into the armed forces, was successful, the sources said, adding it was a routine trial conducted by the personnel of Strategic Force Command (SFC).

“The entire trajectory of today’s trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, electro-optic telemetry stations and ships launched in the down range impact point area in the Bay for the post-launch analyses,” the sources said.

During the last user trial from the same launch complex on September 24, 2010, the missile, had failed to perform due to some technical problems.

“Prithvi-II missile had proved its robustness and accuracy repeatedly during many trials earlier,” a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said.

With a maximum striking range of 350 km, Prithvi-II is capable of carrying a pay-load of 500-1000 kg warhead.

Published on December 22, 2010
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