View the film of the firing of Agni-4
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 3000⁰C.”
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.