Nuclear capable Agni-II missile test fired

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  1. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Nuclear capable Agni-II missile successfully test fired - Hindustan Times

    The medium range nuclearcapable Agni-II missile was on Sunday successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2,000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

    "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 10.20 am," defence sources said.

    "Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today's test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army as part of training exercise with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)," the sources said.

    The two-stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of state of the art command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system, they said.

    "The entire trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships located near the impact point in the down range area of the sea," said a DRDO scientist.

    The 20-metre long Agni-II is a two-stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of 2,000 km.

    The state-of-the-art Agni-II missile was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Hyderabad.

    Agni-II is part of the Agni series of missiles developed by DRDO which includes Agni-I with a 700 km range, Agni-III with a 3,000 km range, Agni-IV with 4,000 km range and Agni-V more than 5,000 km range.

    The last trial of Agni-II conducted on August 9 last year from the same base, was a total success.

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    More links:

    India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile - The Times of India

    Agni-II missile successfully test fired - The Hindu

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    Excerpt from the Hindu report:

     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    congrats SFC, BEL and DRDO. A2 is China specific.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    2K is not the real range but A-2 will stay for a while till A-4 comes in numbers.
     
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    Launch bitures

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    I don't know why they are reporting a 2k range when its not true.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    What is the true range?

     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Launch seems to be from a rail based TEL

     
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    Less than 2000.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    How come? Source?

     
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    Older series missile. Look at it. It does not inspire confidence :D

    Agni III and V will be the main stay. Well A3 already is into production. Soon it will replace A2 once we have sufficient numbers.
     
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    may be the missile reaching its expiry date:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Shadap & stop trolling :fyeah:

    Looks pointy enough to me... care for some research material? Here you go!



     
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    A-4 will most likely replace A-2 while A-3 is interim till A-5 comes in numbers.
     
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    This photo looks like of Agni-2 Prime the sophisticated version of Agni-II. I believe Agni-II prime has better range CEP & MARV.

    @saya, please provide info , if you have any update
     
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    This is A2 not A2p (now called A4) look again this one has got Fins on RV, this was first model for the Agni series after the Agni TD.
     
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