Twin trial of Prithvi-II missile successfully conducted
Posted on: 22 Nov 2016 09:18:20
22 November 2016 Current Affairs: The twin trial of surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile was successfully conducted by the India Army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha During the test, two Prithvi-II missiles in salvo mode were successfully test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). Earlier, similar twin trial was conducted by Indian Army in October 2009 from the same base where both tests were successful.
Prithvi-II missile Prithvi-II is the first missile to be indigenously developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
It is surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile with strike range of 350 km.
It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of conventional as well as nuclear warheads.
It is single-stage liquid-fuelled. It uses advanced inertial guidance system along with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target precisely. It already has been inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003.
Prithvi-I for the Indian Army, Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force, and Dhanush Missile for Indian Navy.
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