Indian Prithvi-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile and Shourya missile successfully test-fired 2

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Monday, September 26, 2011, 10:20 AM

 

Indian Prithvi-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile and Shourya missile successfully test-fired.

Within a span of two days, India demonstrated the reliability of another surface-to-surface missile by successfully test-firing nuclear-weapons capable Prithvi-II ballistic system for its full range of 350 km on Monday.
     
Within a span of two days, India demonstrated the reliability of another surface-to-surface missile by successfully test-firing nuclear-weapons capable Prithvi-II ballistic system for its full range of 350 km on Monday.
Indian Prithvi-II ballistic missile during test-fired. (Archive image)
     

The nine-metre tall missile Prithvi-II, built indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was launched 9.00 hrs from Launch Complex-III of the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Orissa by the personnel of Strategic Force Command as part of regular user trial.

The Prithvi-II missile which was picked up randomly from the production lot met all the mission objectives and closed in onto the pre-designated target in the Bay of Bengal with a high degree of accuracy after a 500-second flight, according to DRDO officials. The Circular Error Probability was (CEP) was a few metres, they added.

A battery of sophisticated radars, electro-optical systems, telemetry stations and a ship located near the target point tracked the entire flight path until its splash down.

The liquid-propelled Prithvi-II is a single stage missile and equipped with sophisticated inertial navigation, control and guidance system. It can carry payload of 500-1,000 kg and has already been inducted into the Armed Forces.

The launch operations were carried out by SFC personnel and supervised by DRDO missile scientists.

     
Hypersonic Shourya missile was successfully test-fired on Saturday. The DRDO developed 700-km range Shourya Missile was successfully flight tested at 2.30PM from Launch Complex III of ITR, Balasore on 24th Sep 2011.
Indian Hypersonic Shourya missile test-fired from ground station (Archive image)
     
Hypersonic Shourya missile was successfully test-fired on Saturday. The DRDO developed 700-km range Shourya Missile was successfully flight tested at 2.30PM from Launch Complex III of ITR, Balasore on 24th Sep 2011.

The missile was launched from a cannister in a ground launch mode. The launch of the missile was perfect like in text book and followed the path exactly to the predefined target in Bay of Bengal. All the Radar Stations, Telemetry Stations, Electro-Optical Stations all along the East Coast have tracked and monitored all the mission parameters.

The Missile has reached the target within few meters accuracy. The Missile is equipped with multiple advanced computing systems, very high accuracy navigation and guidance systems.
 

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