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Agni-II Prime N-capable missile test-fired

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  1. Green Hornet

    Green Hornet FULL MEMBER

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    Balasore (Odisha): Adding teeth to its nuclear deterrence, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired an advanced variant of nuclear-capable Agni-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 3,000 km from an island off Odisha coast.
    "The surface-to-surface intermediate range missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher" at 0900 hours from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore, defence sources said.
    Christened "Agni-II Prime", the new missile is a two-stage weapon system powered by solid propellant. It is 20 metres long and launch weight is 17 tonnes. It can carry one tonne pay-load.

    A Defence Ministry spokesman said in Delhi that from now on, the missile would be called 'Agni-IV'.
    Describing the test-firing as "successful", defence sources said the missile’s exact performances would be known after all data was collected and analysed from different telemetry and tracking stations as well as naval ships positioned near the terminal point.
    "The indigenously developed new variant of 'Agni-II' series missile would have better accuracy and improved range", the sources said.
    "While the Agni-II missile has a strike range of 2000 km and Agni-III can hit a target at a distance up to 3500 km, this new variant with a strike range of 3000 km would bridge the gap between Agni-II and Agni-III," they said.
    In terms of accuracy, "some more improved features have been incorporated in it," a DRDO scientist said.
    The first developmental trial of Agni-II Prime, conducted on December 10, 2010, had failed due to some technical problem in the control system. It deviated from its trajectory within seconds of its lift off from the same base and had plunged into the sea.

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    Agni-II Prime N-capable missile test-fired - India News - IBNLive

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  2. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Great news. But Agni IV seems to be an odd name. Agni 2+ would be good enough I guess
     
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    Congrats :yahoo: :cheers:
     
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    They should have used a thermal cam.
     
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  8. ColdPlay

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    Livefist: VIDEO: Today's Successful Agni-IV Test

    DRDO Statement: India today successfully test fired its most advanced long range missile system, the Agni-IV. The missile was launched from a road mobile launcher at 9AM from Wheelers’ Island off the coast of Odisha. The missile followed its trajectory, attained a height of about 900-km and reached the pre-designated target in international waters of the Bay of Bengal. All mission objectives were fully met. All systems functioned perfectly till the end encountering re-entry temperatures of more than 3000⁰C.

    This missile is one of its kind, proving many new technologies for the first time, and represents a quantum leap in terms of missile technology. The missile 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 performed flawlessly. The missile system is equipped with modern and compact avionics with redundancy to provide a 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. The high performance onboard computer with distributed avionics architecture, high speed reliable communication bus and a full Digital Control System controlled and guided the Agni-IV to the target. The missile has reached the target with very high level of accuracy. Radars and electro-optical systems along the coast of Odisha tracked and monitored all parameters of the missile test. Two Indian Naval ships located near the target witnessed and recorded the final event.

    Defence Minister A.K. Antony congratulated the DRDO team on its achievement. Avinash Chander, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller (Missiles & Strategic Systems) at DRDO and Programme Director, AGNI addressed his team after the launch, and called today's test the beginning of "a new era in modern Long Range Navigation Systems". He said, “this test has paved the way ahead for the success of AGNI-5 Mission, which will be launched shortly."

    Agni-IV Project Director Ms Tessy Thomas and her team prepared and integrated the missile system and launched the Agni-IV successfully today. An ecstatic Ms Thomas said today that the DRDO had produced and proven many new state of the art technologies with the Agni-IV 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. The Agni-IV can deliver strategic warheads, and will be produced in large numbers for delivery to India's nuclear command.:BVICTORY:
     
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    This missile is one of its kinds, proving many new technologies for the first time, and represents a quantum leap in terms of missile technology. The Missile 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. The Missile System is equipped with modern and 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. The high performance onboard computer with distributed Avionics architecture, high speed reliable communication bus and a full Digital Control System have controlled and guided the Missile to the target. The Missile has reached the target with very high level of accuracy. Radars and electro-optical systems along the Coast of Odisha have tracked and monitored all the parameters of the Missile. Two Indian Naval ships located near the target have witnessed the final event.
     
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    congratz to DRDO !!! :fans:
     
  11. Green Hornet

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    MoD/DRDO Official Release


    India has successfully test fired the most advanced long range missile system Agni-4 on 15th November 2011. The missile was launched from a Road Mobile System at 9.00AM from Wheelers’ Island off the coast of Odisha.

    The missile had a text book trajectory and reached a height of about 900kms and reached the pre-designated target in the international waters of Bay of Bengal. All mission objectives were fully met. All the systems functioned perfectly till the end encountering the re-entry temperatures of more than 3000⁰C.

    This missile is one of its kinds of world class, proving many new technologies for the first time, giving a quantum leap in technology.The Missile System has opened a new era in the class of Long Range Missile having capability to carry Strategic Warheads for the Forces and has provided a fantastic deterrence to the country.

    The Missile 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. The Missile System is equipped with modern and 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. The high performance onboard computer with distributed Avionics architecture and high speed reliable communication bus and a full Digital Control System have controlled and guided the Missile to the target. The Missile has reached the target with very high level of accuracy.

    All the Radars and electro-optical systems along the Coast of Odisha have tracked and monitored all the parameters of the Vehicle. Two Indian Naval ships located near the target have witnessed the final event.

    Dr V.K. Saraswat, SA to RM has congratulated all the Scientists and employees of DRDO and the Armed forces for the successful launch of AGNI-4. Avinash Chander, Chief Controller (Missiles & Strategic Systems), DRDO and Programme Director, AGNI has overseen all the preparations and launch operations and congratulated all the Scientists. Tessy Thomas, Project Project Director AGNI-4 and team prepared and integrated the Missile System and launched the Missile successfully. Commander in Chief of Strategic Force Command Air Marshal K.J. Mathews has witnessed the launch. S.K. Ray, Director RCI, P. Venugopalan, Director DRDL, Dr V.G. Sekaran Director ASL, S.P. Dash Director ITR were present during the launch and reviewed all the activities.
     
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  12. vikas jat

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    congrats to drdo ........really happy moment for everybody
     
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    Congrats to all our scientists and technicians who made this possible.:BVICTORY:
     
  14. Shikari

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    wow Jagjit!! Long time I didn't see you post. Welcome back!
     
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    Agni - IV successfully test fired
     
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