NEW DELHI: India on Monday effectively test-fired the new generation Agni-Prime missile off the coast of Odisha. It can strike goals up to a range of 2000 km and is very short and light compared with other missiles in this class.
The new nuclear-capable missile is fully devised of composite material, according to news agency ANI. A lot of new technologies have been consolidated in the new missile, the DRDO officials said.
“Various telemetry and radar stations stationed along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. The missile has followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy,” the DRDO said in an articulation.
The prime test of the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni Prime was performed from the launching complex IV of the Abdul Kalam Island at about 10.55 am.
The Agni-Prime missile is part of India’s most ambitious Agni series created by the DRDO. The new Agni missile has been manufactured with the cutting-edge technologies used in 4000-km range Agni-IV and 5000-km Agni-V missiles.
The two-stage and solid-fuelled weapon system is controlled by inertial navigation systems based on advanced ring-laser gyroscopes. Both stages have composite rocket motors and guidance systems are outfitted with electromechanical actuators, the defence sources said.