Nuclear capable Prithvi-II test successful

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  1. Ganesh2691

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    BALASORE (ODISHA), DEC 20: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near here.

    The surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 9:21 a.m., Defence sources said.

    The launch of the sophisticated missile, conducted as part of operational exercise by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Defence services, was successful, they said.

    “The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the total launch activities were carried out by the specially formed SFC and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of practice drill,” sources said.

    The Prithvi—II missile, developed by the DRDO, is already inducted into the Indian Armed forces.

    Prithvi, the first missile developed under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.

    The last trial of Prithvi-II was successfully carried out from the same base on October 4, 2012.

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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    what are they cooking something ? Prithvi II was tested on 4th of this month, why another test ?
     
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    May be checking new maneuvering stealth warheads. Prithvi is cost effective platform to test the new concepts.
     
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    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    anti BMD was tested long time back this must be 80+ launch of Prithvi missile.
     
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    Saya! Is there any news about upgrading prithvi's fuel from liquid to solid?
     
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    fins on Prithvi helps it to do this

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    I think it is liquid as well as a solid capable.
     

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