Friday, September 30, 2011

DRDO’s hat trick

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 30,2011

DRDOs Agni II was launched once again, successfully today, from Wheeler Island off the coast of ORISSA.

This follows the successful launches of SHOURYA & PRITHIVI-II in the past seven days. “The successful launch once again proved reliability of the medium range surface to surface missile,” says DRDO.

The 2000 km range surface to surface missile, already inducted and part of countries arsenal for strategic deterrence, was launched as a training exercise by the armed forces. The two stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of state of the earth command & control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system.

The missile reached an apogee (peak altitude) of 220 km and hit the target. All the radar, telemetry systems, ectopic system tracked & monitored all parameters throughout the trajectory. Two ships located near the target point have tracked the missile in the final stage.

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