Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Agni-4 test fired

View the film of the firing of Agni-4

Neelam Mathews
Nov 15, 2011

India has test fired its long range missile system Agni-4.
The missile was launched from a Road Mobile System from Wheelers’ Island off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa. The missile followed its trajectory, attained a height of about 900 km. and reached the pre-designated target in the international waters of Bay of Bengal, says DRDO.
“All the systems functioned perfectly till the end encountering the re-entry temperatures of more than 3000C.”
Agni-4 is lighter in weight and has two stages of Solid Propulsion and a Payload with Re-entry heat shield.  The Composite Rocket Motor which has been used for the first time has given excellent performance, says DRDO. 
The Missile System is equipped with compact Avionics with Redundancy to provide high level of reliability.  The indigenous Ring Laser Gyros based high accuracy INS (RINS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS) complementing each other in redundant mode have been successfully flown in guidance mode for the first time. 
Tessy Thomas, Project Director AGNI-4 said DRDO has produced and proven many new state of the art technologies in the Missile System like Composite Rocket Motors, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System, Micro Navigation System, Digital Controller System and very powerful onboard computer system. 

1 comment:

  1. I think enough is enough. We are all indians. Do not discriminate any community or the person as our ancestors from all community contributed in building united India and fought for our Independence. A success in any field of India is our success and in the field of Science & Technology or any other field as the case may be, collective contribution is led to the ultimate results and success. But the only difference is here that those who are led from the front is got more applauds than the people worked behind the screen. But their contributions also very well appreciated by the entire scientific community of india. This very fact well known to the scientific community of india but not necessary to the general public.