Prithvi-II successfully test-fired

  • 0

Prithvi-II successfully test-fired

Thursday, 21 November 2019 | PNS | BALESWAR

A user trial of the indigenously built Prithivi-II surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile was conducted twice between 7 pm and 7.15 pm on Wednesday from the launch complex-III of the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the district.

The nuke capable missile has range of 350 km and having capacity of carrying payloads between 500 to1, 000 kg was successfully test fired in quick succession within a span of 15 minutes. The test was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with the support of ITR scientists, said sources.

The missile is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target, the sources added.

The missile trajectory was tracked by the DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha, sources said.

The downrange teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown. 

The last test of the missile had been conducted on June 27, 2019.

Sunday Edition

Mindful Eating, ghar ka khaana continue to rule

08 December 2019 | Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal | Agenda

The Business of Karma

08 December 2019 | Hingori | Agenda

I am because of Me

08 December 2019 | Apurva Purohit | Agenda

What should a soul do?

08 December 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | God helps those who help themselves

08 December 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Whisper to your dog

08 December 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer