Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired

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  1. Kshatriya87

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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/agniiv-successfully-testfired/article7860816.ece

    The Army’s Strategic Forces Command, which is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons, launched the missile at 9.45 a.m. from a road-mobile launcher.
    India’s 4,000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile, Agni-IV was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.

    The Army’s Strategic Forces Command, which is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons, launched the missile at 9.45 a.m. from a road-mobile launcher.

    The missile which is designed to carry a one-tonne payload covered a range of more than 3,500 km on Monday, before splashing down in the Bay of Bengal. “Flight was successful and it met all the mission parameters”, A Defence Research and Development Organisation official told The Hindu.

    All the radar stations, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the East Coast monitored the performance of the missile during the entire operation. After accelerating to a height of about 600 km, the re-entry vehicle with a dummy payload withstood scorching temperatures as it re-entered the atmosphere
    and splashed down near the pre-designated area in the Bay of Bengal.

    The two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile is designed to carry a one-tonne payload to a distance of 4,000 km. Advanced ring laser gyro-based Inertial Navigation system and Micro Inertial Navigation System in redundant mode guided the missile to reach its pre-designated target area.

    Top DRDO scientists and scientific adviser to Defence Minister G. Satheesh Reddy were also present the trial launch of the missile from Wheeler Island.
     
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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    If anyone knows about the following systems mentioned in the above article, let enlighten me.

    "ring laser gyro-based Inertial Navigation system and Micro Inertial Navigation System"
     
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    good step and clear message to china. :india::india::india::india:
     
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    Found this on pdf





    Isn't this sensitive information to be found on youtube ??
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Those in same business knows what it is and now days satellites keep track of what others are doing.

    Plus such things keep the peace.
     
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    yes, agni 4 is basically the missile which I like the most.

    It is slim
    got 4k range
    travels high altitude close to 1000km
    it's used for testing new tech
    can be used as Anti Sat

    it is a multi-purpose missile and one of the best technology demonstrator. I really appreciate the working style of Indian scientists when it comes to Missile development.

    They chose maverick ways to develop missiles. Highly appreciated!
     
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    Good news ,keep the good work up..................................
     
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    Nope! What's so sensitive about showing the trajectory on a computer screen? This must have been tracked by half a dozen countries from ground stations as well as the American Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) spacecraft orbiting in LEO.

    Everyone knows the time and location of launch as a NOTAM is issued to all countries before a launch to keep clear of the area.
     
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