India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile

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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    NEW DELHI: The tri-service Strategic Forces Command (SFC) conducted another successful test-firing of the nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile, capable of a strike range of 350-km, from the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on Saturday morning.

    "The surface-to-surface missile was tested at 11.05am and met all parameters laid down for the user-trial by the SFC in copy-book fashion. The launch was conducted as part of the ongoing training exercises by the armed forces and achieved a very high level of accuracy at the pre-defined impact point in Bay of Bengal," said a top official.

    While the armed forces have been conducting regular trials of the Prithvi and Agni series of strategic missiles, they eagerly await the second test of India's most ambitious missile, the over 5,000-km Agni-V missile, which was tested for the first time in April. The three-stage Agni-V, about 50-tonne in weight and 17.5-metre tall, will bring the whole of China into its strike envelope once it becomes fully operational by about 2014-2015 after "four to five repeatable tests" and user trials.

    The armed forces have so far inducted the Prithvi missiles as well as the higher range Agni-I (700-km), Agni-II (2,000-km) and Agni-III (3,000-km) missiles. The 3,500-km Agni-IV, in turn, was tested for the first time last November. The induction of the Agni-IV and Agni-V will add some much needed teeth to India's credible minimum nuclear deterrence posture against China.

    India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile - The Times of India
     
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    Prithvi-II missile test on August 25 2012

     
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    i don't think 4 to 5 quick tests will not qualify the missiles to be inducted to the force. it will become another indian cryogenic engine story.
     
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    We are testing missiles for long time, Prithvi is tested for 75 times, therefore they have required experience, plus super computers are their to simulate missile launch and testing. Induction means that it is given to user, then user will do its own tests, like the one done today by SFC. Plus please understand all the new systems are first tested on Prithvi missile then it is put on Agni series.
     
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    [​IMG][/IMG]

    i dont think such pics have been seen in past. This is after latest test. SFC must be very happy with the results.
     
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    When is PDV going to be tested??
     
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    sir, good cooking takes time. Wait for sometime.
     
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    what has Scud got to do with Prithvi?
     
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    Nothing...............
     
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    I was replying to a post which got zapped by the mods.

    SPIEZ read the now vanished post.
     
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    Read it and now it is worth an unlike for you :taunt2:

    BTW, the Prithvi was developed from reverse engineering SA2 missile from Project Devil is it?
     
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    project devil :tsk:

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    it is SAM :taunt1:
     
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    even the portuguese news papers repotrted it today

    Índia testou com êxito um míssil nuclear de curto alcance
    A Índia testou com êxito o míssil nuclear Prithyi II, com um alcance de 350 quilómetros e capacidade para transportar uma ogiva nuclear de meia tonelada, informou a agência indiana IANS.

    translation;-
    India tested with success a nuclear missile of short range
    ....(repeat of headlines) ..... - Prithvi II with range of 350 km and capacity to transport a nuclear warhead of half a ton , informed the indian agency IANS
    end of quote



    great job . we need more of these

    as i have always said the 1998 tested were not a failure, they were for low yield type weapons

    so now we see these being developed and perhaps ready for commissioning

    short range , low radiations - just nice for deployment in aksai area

    ( we dont want to use these against chinese-punjab-stan,

    because we'll be living there after any war )
     
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    All SA-series missiles are SAM...unlike SS & SS-N-8 series....
     
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    I sincerely hope we scrap Prithvi and Dhanush missiles ASAP and replace them with solid fueled ones...

    Maybe a LR version of Prahaar would be much better.
     
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    How many times they need to be test Prithvi, already tested for 80+ times.

    They must be cooking something.

    All the new missile tech was first tested on Prithvi.
     
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    After announcing missle test, we fire 2-3 days later. But this time , first news report is from yesterday evening 7 pm.
    Today early hrs,we tested it. Less time for prying eyes.
    I also think the same!
     

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