India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II

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  1. Vikramaditya

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    India today successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Bangalore as part of the user's trial by the army.

    "The indigenously developed missile mounted on a mobile launcher was test-fired from the launch complex-3 in the ITR at around 9.05 am and the trial was fully successful", defence sources said.

    "Earlier also, Prithvi-II missile had proved its robustness and accuracy repeatedly during many trials," a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said.

    "Taken from routine production lot during earlier user’s trials by Indian Army, the missile had achieved single digit accuracy reaching close to zero circular error probability (CEP)," the sources said.

    Prithvi-II with features to deceive any anti ballistic missiles, had demonstrated flight duration of 483 seconds reaching a peak altitude of 43.5 km in the 2008 user’s trial.

    Similarly, as a part of the operational exercises by Armed forces, two Prithvi-II missiles, aimed at two different targets at 350 km from launch point of ITR, at Chandipur were successfully launched within minutes of each other on October 12, 2009 and all the mission objectives were met.

    The sleek missile once again proved its accuracy when the user tried it in a ‘salvo mode’ on March 27 and June 18, 2010 from ITR, Chandipur. It was the fourth successful Prithvi-II flight within a period of eight months.

    With a striking range of 250 to 350 km, Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying a pay-load of 500-1000 kg warhead.

    The test firing of the surface-to-surface missile, which has already been inducted into Indian armed forces, was a routine trial conducted by the personnel of "strategic force command" (SFC), the sources said.

    "The trial was conducted in the presence of senior officials as part of routine training exercises," they said.

    'Prithvi', the first ballistic missile developed under the country's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), is propelled by liquid propulsion twin engine.

    With a length of nine metre and one metre diametre, Prithvi-II uses an advanced inertial navigation system with manoeuvring trajectory.

    "The entire trajectory of today's trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, electro-optic telemetry stations and ships launched in the down range impact point area in the Bay of Bengal for the post-launch analysis", the sources said.

    India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II - India - DNA
     
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  3. sayareakd

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    this is good news, they have been testing this missile for long time, this anti BMD feature will be used for the A3 and A5 in future since the test of the same on A series cost lot of money, therefore testing on small P series is good alternative.
     
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    Congratulations to all the people involved with Agni.

    Lets bring on Agni V.
     
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    Chindits: Prithvi-II Launches Successfully
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    The surface to surface Prithvi (P-II) Missile was
    successfully flight tested this morning at 9 am
    from Launch Complex-III at the Interim Test
    Range (ITR), Chandipur in Balasore District of
    Orissa. The Launch was carried out as part of the
    regular training exercise of the Armed Forces.
    Prithvi-II, the first indigenous surface to surface
    strategic Missile, capable of attacking targets at
    ranges of 350 kms, reached the predefined target
    in the Bay of Bengal with a very high accuracy of
    better than 10 meters. All the Radars, Electro-
    optical systems located along the coast have
    tracked and monitored the Missile throughout the
    flight path. An Indian Naval ship located near the
    target witnessed the final event.
    The entire launch operations of the Missile were
    carried out by the Armed Forces, monitored by
    the Scientists of DRDO. The flight test of the
    Prithvi-II met all the Mission objectives and was
    like a text book launch. Dr. V.K. Saraswat,
    Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Secretary
    Defence R & D, witnessed the launch operations
    and congratulated the Armed Forces and
    Scientists for the successful flight test. Shri VLN
    Rao, Programme Director AD, Shri SK Ray,
    Director RCI, top officials of Strategic Force
    Command and DRDO were present during the
    Mission.
    The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has
    congratulated the Armed Forces and Scientists for
    the successful flight test.
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    full news on above link
     
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    'High accuracy' Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired - Indian Express

    'High accuracy' Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired

    Agencies Tags : Prithvi-II missile, India testfires Prithvi-II, DRDO, strategic missile
    Posted: Thu Jun 09 2011, 14:52 hrs Balasore:

    India today achieved yet another success in missile technology as it successfully test-fired the Prithvi-II nuclear capable missile, which hit the target with “very high accuracy” of around 10 meters.

    “The missile was successfully flight tested at 9 am from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here as part of the regular training exercise of the armed forces,” a DRDO spokesperson said.

    “Prithvi-II, the first indigenous surface-to-surface strategic missile, capable of attacking targets at ranges of 350 kms, reached the predefined target in the Bay of Bengal with a very high accuracy of better than 10 metres,” officials said.

    Officials said today's test met all the mission objectives and was like a text book launch.

    “Taken from routine production lot during earlier user trials, the missile had achieved single digit accuracy reaching close to zero circular error probability (CEP),” they said.

    Prithvi-II with features to deceive any anti-ballistic missiles, had demonstrated the flight duration of 483 seconds reaching a peak altitude of 43.5 km in the 2008 user's trial.

    Similarly, as a part of the operational exercises by armed forces, two Prithvi-II missiles, aimed at two different targets at 350 km from launch point of ITR, at Chandipur were successfully launched within minutes of each other on October 12, 2009 and all the mission objectives were met.

    The sleek missile once again proved its accuracy when the user tried it in a 'salvo mode' on March 27 and June 18, 2010 from ITR, Chandipur. It was the fourth successful Prithvi-II flight within a period of eight months.

    With a striking range of 250 to 350 km, Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying a pay-load of 500-1000 kg warhead.

    All the radars, electro optical systems located along the coast have tracked and monitored the Missile throughout the flight path. An Indian naval ship located near the target witnessed the final event.

    DRDO chief V K Saraswat, Programme Director AD V L N Rao along with several top SFC and Army officials were present during the trial.
     
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    All good, but P-2 is still very poor on range ! Just 350 kms isn't good enough for an ABM, I suppose. Something in the range of 800-1000 kms would have been much better.
     
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    This isn't ABM.
    Anyway 350km range is a very good range for ABM.
     
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    My bad, I didn't read the news thoroughly. But then the AAD missiles are actually Prithvis' only and modified for for ABM roles.

    It even worse if a BM has a range of 350 kms, though the Prithvi 1 will 150 km range is a really pathetic excuse for an ballistic missile.
     
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    No, PAD is modified prithvi for ABM.

    No more Prtihvi will get inducted, Operational ones will be replaced by Agni missiles.
     
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    Anyone who can explain in which scenario the army will use Prithvi (Ballistic missile) or Brahmos (cruise missile)
     
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    Prithvi will be used more in a defensive way now in PAD and Brahmos will be used offensively by land,air and sea.
     
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    curious case of prithvi 2.
    made for iaf. originally 250 km range and very high cep.
    its now more of a test bed for testing new drdo developed techs for missile. indian made inertial guidance sys, ring laser gyro, flex nozzle for avoiding enemy bmd. all are developed over the period of time but used nower days in almost all the missiles specially in agni class missiles. if u see over the years drdo is coming with the statement after every test that "p2 tested with anti bmd feature","p2 tested with increased range","p2 tested with better guidance system" etc etc.
    the thing we should be happy is that the missile is now having techs which are of good value and importance and hints that its a missile from the prod lot is that the systems incorporated are now in mass prod and being introjected in various missiles.
    the missile test failures in the 2005-2009 period was due to faulty flex nozzle system(anti bmd feature). but now it has been corrected. many more thigns are on table like in case of akash the seeker is still imported. proximity fuse is also imported. this makes both akash and astra non ingenious in critical techs.

    more of it. the p2 is of no use now. its prod rate is very low and it has been rejected by forces because of better brahmos missile, far reaching but compact agni and they optimistic about the forth coming missiles like shourya and nirbhay.
     
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    Akash uses seeker?
     
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    okay one wrong info.. but rest is true and evident
     
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    India successfully testfires N- capable Prithvi-II missile

    Thursday, February 19, 2015,
    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear- capable Prithvi-II surface-to- surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar. "It was a user trial by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army. The test was successful. It met all mission objectives," test range Director M.V.K.V. Prasad told IANS.
    India successfully testfires N-capable Prithvi-II missile | Zee News
     
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    NAVAREA for Feb 19 , 2015 test

    INDIA EAST COAST- BAY OF BENGAL (.) CHARTS 31 351 352 353 3017 INT 71 INT 706 (.)
    EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT TRIAL SCHEDULED FROM ITR ON 19 AND 20 FEB 15 DAILY FROM
    0230-0630 UTC IN AREA BOUNDED BY
    (A) 21-22.33N086-55.76E (B) 21-09.46N086-50.98E
    (C) 20-45.94N087-08.86E (D) 18-47.26N 087-49.13E
    (E) 18-58.15N088-16.61E (F) 19-13.36N 088-41.76E
    (G) 20-52.10N 087-21.24E (H) 21-19.20N087-10.54E
    (J) 21-22.68N 086-56.48E
    2. NO OVER FLIGHT AND SHIPPING PERMITTED IN DANGER ZONE
    3. CANCEL THIS MSG 200730 UTC FEB 15
    131003 Z / FEB
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    So the missile was tested for ~300km range .
     

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