Successful night trial of nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile

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India conducted a successful night test of the locally developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile on Friday as part of a trial use by the military from a proving ground in Odisha, sources said. defense. The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile took off around 7:30 p.m. from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Launch Complex 3 at Chandipur near Balasore and the test was successful, they said.

The last test of Prithvi-2, carried out after sunset on September 23 from the same base, was also a success. The test of the missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher, a defense research and development (DRDO) official said.

“The trajectory of the missile was followed by radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations by the DRDO along the Odisha coast,” he said. The missile was randomly selected from production stock and all launch activity was carried out by the Army’s Strategic Force Command (SFC) and monitored by DRDO scientists as part of an exercise training, defense sources said.

Downstream crews aboard a vessel deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored terminal events and splashing. The Prithvi-2 missile is capable of carrying between 500 and 1,000 kg of warheads and is powered by twin-engine liquid propulsion engines, according to the sources.

The sophisticated missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with a maneuver path to reach its target, they said. Already inducted into the arsenal of the Indian Defense Forces in 2003, the nine-meter-tall “Prithvi” was the first missile to be developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

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  • India conducted a successful night test of the locally developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile on Friday as part of a trial use by the military from a proving ground in Odisha, sources said. defense.
  • Successful night test of the nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile
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