Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Agni-IV flight tested

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 19, 2012

DRDO developed, 4000 km range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile AGNI-IV, was  flight tested from Wheeler’s Island around 1135hrs on 19 Sep 2012. This long range missile propelled by composite rocket motor technology, was tested for its full capability. The AGNI-IV missile launched from the road mobile launcher, reached the pre-defined target in about 20 minutes.  

The missile equipped with Avionics, 5thgeneration On Board Computer and with distributed architecture has the latest features to correct and guide for inflight disturbances. 

The Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) supported by a Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensured the vehicle reached the target within two digit accuracy. The re-entry heat shield withstood temperatures of more than 3000 degree centigrade and made sure the avionics functioned normally with inside temperature less than 50 degree centigrade.

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