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Agni-2 test fired today!!

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  1. Green Hornet

    Green Hornet FULL MEMBER

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    Just in!
    Agni-2 test fired in orissa. test successful. Will update as soon as the complete report comes out!
    Congrats everybody!!

    :BVICTORY::BVICTORY:

    UPDATE-


    Balasore: India's nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, with a strike range of 2000 kms, was today test-fired as part of user trial by the army from the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

    The indigenously developed missile was fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the army from Launch Complex-IV of the Integrated Test Range (ITR)at about 0930 hours, defence sources said. Agni-II, developed as one of the key weapon systems of countrys nuclear deterrence programme, is already under production and has been inducted in the Indian Armed Forces.

    The two-stage solid fuel propelled Agni-II missile, developed by Advanced System Laboratory (ASL) and other DRDO laboratories, has a length of 20 metres, diameter of one metre and weighs around 17 tonnes, they said.
    It is equipped with a special navigation system to achieve high degree of accuracy. The system is also equipped with anti-ballistic defence counter measures. It can be transported both by rail and road, they said.

    The last trial scheduled on August 29 this year was aborted due to some technical problem, the sources said.

    A user trial of the missile conducted on May 17 last year from the same base was successful.


    http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/agni-ii-missile-test-fired-137483?pfrom=home-india
     
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  2. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Ohh yeaaa !!!!!!!!!!!! :bunny:
     
  3. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    3 successful test fires in a week.DRDO rocks.
     
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    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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  5. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    First,congratulations on the successful launch...

    Second...WTF?
    DRDO still uses a rail/support to launch Agni-2?
     
  6. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    good job drdo ...........really nice move turning missiles from liquid fuel to solid one
     
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    Good job indeed......:BVICTORY:
     
  8. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    How does it matter ? in the user trial they just choose a missile from the stock randomly to test fire and check reliability, not necessarily from the deployed one. Its more convenient to transfer Stock missiles by rail than road.
     
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  9. Sanjeeb Bose

    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Congratulation DRDO... what is the next missile test lined up ?
     
  10. aban1313

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    First of all...yay! Best week of my life :)

    I think they are all at work, preparing for Agni-V. Patience, friends...patience. But I read somewhere that it will be a "developmental launch" for Agni-V. What on earth does that mean? Will they test a working missile or not?
     
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    finally a picture i can post with a trusted source.

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    Agni-II soars in success

    T.S. Subramanian
    Y. Mallikarjun

    The launch of Agni-II was a big success on Friday, with the missile traversing 2000 km across the sky in nine minutes of flawless mission. The missile rose from a launcher on a railway track at 9.30 a.m. from the Wheeler Island on the Orissa coast, raced to a height of 220 km, cut an arc of 2000 km, re-entered the earth's atmosphere and impacted on the targeted area in the Bay of Bengal with an accuracy of some metres.

    The missile, which can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead, performed a manoeuvre as it plunged into the atmosphere amidst a searing temperature of 3,000 degrees' Celsius. The two-stages of the surface-to-surface missile worked with precision. . The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the armed forces, which handles nuclear-weapons delivery systems, conducted the launch. The missile weighs 17 tonnes and is 20 metres long

    “It was a dream launch,†V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, told The Hindu from the Wheeler Island, off the Orissa coast. “This kind of launch takes place only once in a while,†he said.

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) designed and developed Agni-II. It calls the missile “the pride of India's strategic arsenal.â€

    This was the third successful missile launch in seven days for the DRDO. The Agni-II triumph caps the successful missions of Shourya and Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa, on September 24 and 26.

    Friday's success has boosted the confidence of the DRDO missile technologists in the Agni system because two earlier flights of Agni-II and another of Agni-II Prime had failed. The failures were attributed to problems in the control system in the missiles' first stage.

    All the milestones in the Agni-II mission such as the lift-off, the vehicle gaining velocity, the flight's terminal events, the trajectory profile and the detonation of the warhead [chemical explosives in this case] took place in a copybook fashion, said Dr. Saraswat, who himself is a missile technologist.

    The missile's control systems, global positioning system and advanced navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of earth command and control system, performed with precision, guiding the missile to the impact point in the sea. “Our ground systems, the rail-mobile launcher, the Launch Control Centre and the computerised control software worked beautifully,†the DRDO Director-General said.

    In Dr. Saraswat's assessment, the three missile triumphs in seven days were “milestones†in the history of the DRDO's missile programme. They demonstrated its capability to develop missiles of various ranges and its possession of technology to meet any threat profile.

    “These three outstanding successes†were a sign of India's maturity in missile technology. Prithvi-II had become “a workhorseâ€, with its being flight-tested about 70 times. Agni-II was also a robust missile, he added.

    Avinash Chander, Chief Controller (Missiles and Strategic Systems), DRDO, said the control-related problem that led to the earlier failures were overcome by taking a number of steps focussing on quality. A specialist, dedicated agency went into quality at every stage.

    “We took a number of steps to streamline the quality process and everything was checked,†he said. Agni-II's re-entry worked perfectly. Mr. Chander called it “a manoeuvring re-entry vehicle.â€

    V.G. Sekaran, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) in Hyderabad, who described it as a text-book launch, appreciated the SFC launching the missile on its own. The ASL, a DRDO missile facility, developed Agni-II.

    The users of Agni-II were happy that its control-related problem had been solved. It was a small problem. The users need not worry about its reliability and capability. “We always knew that Agni-II was a good missile,†Dr. Sekaran said.

    D. Lakshminarayana, Agni-II Project Director, was in charge of the activities on the Wheeler Island, which led to the successful launch.

    Those present during the launch included Air Marshal K.J. Mathews and S.P. Dash, ITR Director.

    The Hindu : News / National : Agni-II soars in success
     
  12. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I wasn't talking about mobility methods...but still,a road-mobile system has higher chances of survivability,Topol-M is an example...rail transport is a primitive method for a deployed system in war scenario...

    I was talking about the Rail/support,to which Agni-2 was attached just before launch...the missile used the support to gather pace,and wasn't launched vertically...I'm saying this because I haven't seen such an example before,speaking about modern missiles...
     
  13. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    And honestly,I don't think it was a "big" success or "milestone" for DRDO...

    The Agni-2 and Prithvi-2 tests were conducted by SFC,and I suppose they were totally end-user trials,simulating war-like enviornment...So like nothing new,except Agni-2 was succesful this time...

    The big thing was Shaurya...
     
  14. One

    One 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    ^^^There must be something in the missile that we do not know. May be even it may not have been Agni II - a different missile all together.
     
  15. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Of course each time something(s) new is tested,some new parameters,environments etc...but calling it an entirely different mssile contradicts with the press releases...
     
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