Posted by- Neelam MathewsJuly 21, 2011
DRDO flight tested its latest surface to surface Missile `PRAHAAR’ on July 21 from its Launch Complex III, off Chandipur Coast, ITR, Balasore, Orissa.
The flight path of the Missile was tracked and monitored by the various Radar systems and Electro Optical systems located along the coast of Orissa.
The missile is developed to provide Indian Army a cost effective, quick reaction, all weather, all terrain, high accurate battle field support tactical system. It has a range of 150 km, fills the vital gap between Multi Barrel Rockets and Medium range Ballistic Missiles. It is capable of carrying different types of warheads, operates as battle field support system to the Indian Army.
The missile has a length of 7.3 m and a dia of 420 mm weighing 1280 kgs, and a single stage solid propulsion system goes to a height of 35 km. before reaching a target of the range of 150 km. in about 250 seconds. It has a pay load of 200 kg., has a fast reaction time, essential for the battle field tactical missile. It is launched from a Road Mobile System, which can carry six missiles at a time and can be fired in salvo mode in all directions covering the entire azimuth plane.