Categorical Information Service
BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Military on Friday efficiently test-fired surface-to-surface nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) Prithvi-II from a defence facility off Odisha coast.
Defence sources mentioned mounted on Cell Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL) the indigenously-developed Prithvi-II was launched in salvo mode from the launching advanced III of the Built-in Check Vary (ITR) at about 7.30 pm.
The check was performed by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the armed forces as a part of the operational train. A naval ship positioned on the goal tracked and monitored the missile hitting the goal very precisely. A defence official mentioned the weapon system achieved single digit accuracy reaching near zero round error chance (CEP).
“All the flight path of the missile was clean in accordance with pre-decided coordinates. The check demonstrated the repeatability and robustness of the weapon system,” he mentioned. This was second profitable evening trial of the missile in lower than a month. The missile was final time flight examined from the identical place on September 23. With this, India performed the ninth missile check within the final 40 days.
Whereas eight of these had been profitable, a brand new model of Nirbhay missile developed snags throughout flight. “The collection of checks indicated India’s operational readiness to satisfy any eventuality and likewise set up the reliability of the deterrent element of the nation’s strategic arsenal,” the official added.
With a strike vary of 350 km, Prithvi was India’s first indigenous nuke succesful ballistic missile. The missile already inducted into the armed forces can carry as much as 1000 Kg warhead. It makes use of Superior Inertial Steering System (AIGS) with manoeuvring trajectory to achieve the goal with a couple of metre accuracy.
The missile, which carried a dummy payload lined the specified hanging vary earlier than plunging into the ocean at a predetermined splash-down level. The Prithvi missile will be taken near the ahead line over any type of terrain.
It has been designed to ship superior warheads deep into enemy territory. The missile dives on the goal at an 80-degree angle.