First user trial of Agni IV on Dec. 2

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    The first user trial of the nuclear weapon capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile with a strike range of 4,000 km will be conducted at Wheeler Island off the Odisha Coast on December 2.

    Preparations are in full swing for the trial, and the entire operation will be carried out by the Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) personnel as part of the pre-induction user trials, according to a top official of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Normally, three to four such trials would be conducted by users before the overall induction of the missile into the SFC, he added.

    So far, three developmental trials of Agni-IV have been successfully conducted by missile technologists of the DRDO, which developed the weapon system. The trials were held in November 2011, September 2012 and January 2014.

    Top missile scientists are making pre-launch integration checks of the missile, which will be in “deliverable version”. In view of the longer range of the missile, deployment of radar, telemetry and electro-optical tracking systems will be spread wider along the east coast.

    The 20-metre tall, two-stage solid-fuelled missile is capable of delivering a one-tonne nuclear warhead beyond a distance of 4,000 km. Its re-entry vehicle is equipped with heat shields to enable the payload withstand scorching temperatures of more than 3,000 degrees Celsius. The state-of-the-art ring laser gyro-based and the redundant MEMS-based navigation systems ensure high accuracy of the missile.

    Meanwhile, DRDO missile scientists are gearing up to launch the first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile, Agni-V in the last week of December. Explaining the advantages of canister launch, the official said it would provide a high-level of security and nobody would be able to meddle with it. It could also be made vertical and launched quickly without any attachments or detachments.

    First user trial of Agni IV on Dec. 2 - The Hindu
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    can anyone post NOTAM for the test. We will come to know at what range they are going to test it.
     
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    Is there any plan to canisterize A-4? It is a little longer than A-5 but could be ideal rail based IRBM.
     
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    They are testing it for 3500 km .


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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    02 to 04 Dec 14 from 03:00 to 07:00 looks like early morning test. May be 03:00 is dark. Interesting.
     
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    Good luck SFC
     
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    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

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    UTC sir, add 5hrs 30min for IST.
     
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    Test sucessful.
     
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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Any way to find out how much time it took to hit the target or travel the distance?
     
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    1500 seconds i.e 25 mins.
     
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    Anantha Krishnan has posted some more tidbits:
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    "MoD says the missile has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances."
    "#AgniIV MoD says the re-entry heat shield of AgniIV is capable of withstanding high temperatures up to 4000 degree centigrade."
    "#AgniIV MoD says #AgniIV is equipped with state of the art avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture."
     
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    Nit bad . Good
     
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    It was flight tested for 3000 km as per Hindu article with a max elevation of 500 km. I am sure with a 500-600 kg load A4 can do 3000+ miles.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    how is this possible, they had trajectory with 900 km height and end up 3000 kms.

    Now with 500 Km it still goes to 3000kms.

    We need to have missile simulator to test this.

    Old A3 doing same thing.
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    Is this the last user test or they are going to do a few more?

    Sooner, it joins the army arsenal, the better it is.
     
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    induction complete, now user will do regular training trials. It has joined and it is from production batch..................:thumb:
     
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    Maybe they tried a depressed trajectory or some anti ABM maneuvers to keep the range around 3K.
     

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