India successfullly flight tested of Agni II nuclear capable medium range ballistic missile1008121

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Friday, August 10, 2012, 08:32 AM
 
India successfullly flight tested Agni II nuclear capable medium range ballistic missile.
India successfully flight tested Agni-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a target range of 2,000 km, on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The missile was fired by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army from Wheeler’s Island in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha at 8.46 am. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provided logistical support.
     
India successfully flight tested Agni-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a target range of 2,000 km, on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The missile was fired by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army from Wheeler’s Island in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha at 8.46 am. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provided logistical support.
Indian-made Agni II surface-to-surface ballistic missile during firing test.
     

The two stage solid propellant AGNI-II launched as a part of regular strategic Forces Command (SFC) exercise as they reached the pre-designated target point in Bay of Bengal within accuracy of few meters. Two ships located near the target point have tracked the terminal phase of the vehicle and witnessed the final event. The radars and electro-optical tracking stations have tracked and monitored the vehicle and all the relevant parameters.

The launch operations were carried out by SFC and the DRDO scientists monitored and guided all the activities. The teams were led by the Project Director Shri Laxminarayana and the Mission Director Shri Avinash Chander, Distinguished Scientist R&D (MSS) who guided and reviewed the activities. Dr. V K Saraswat, SA to RM, Secretary Deptt of Defence R&D and DG (R&D) DRDO were present during the launch and cleared the launch of the vehicle after thorough review.

The Agni-II is a India-made medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) with two solid fuel stages and a Post Boost Vehicle (PBV) integrated into the missile's Re-entry Vehicle (RV). Agni-II has a theoretical ability to hit a target 3,000 km away with a 1,000 kg overall payload, a 250 kg RV with a 750 kg warhead.

 

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