Sunday, September 25, 2011

DRDO test fires Shourya

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 25, 2011

The 700-km range Shourya Missile was flight tested from Launch Complex III of Interim Test Range (ITR), Balasore in the eastern state of Orissa.

Developed by the DRDO, the Missile was launched from a canister in a ground launch mode on Sept 24. The launch of the missile followed the pre-defined path y to reach the target in Bay of Bengal, says DRDO.

 All  Radar, Telemetry and Electro-Optical Stations  along the East Coast  tracked and monitored all the mission parameters.  Ships located near the target also tracked and witnessed the final event.  Accuracy level of the missile was high and it was within a few meters.

DRDO Chief Controller Avinash Chander congratulated all the scientists and employees of DRDO and other establishments.  Director DRDL P Venugoplalan, Director ITR SP Dash, Director SPIC Satish Kumar and Program Director AK Chakravarti monitored all the preparatory operations.  A. Joseph Project Director and team prepared the missile and conducted the launch. 

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