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Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired

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  1. Manindra

    Manindra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    India on Monday test-fired its home-grown nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a military base in Odisha, officials said.

    The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district.

    Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired - The Hindu
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

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    can we fire one on pakistan border.. and then say its forgot its path thats why it eliminated the pindi office
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Fresh user trial of Prithvi-II by Indian Army

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    Prithvi-II missile is currently the mainstay of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army.

    The stage is set for a fresh user trial of surface-to-surface medium range nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II. As part of training exercise, Indian Army will carry out the test on Monday.

    Defence sources said the missile, which went into production after a series of test firings and its induction in the armed forces, will be test fired from the launching complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) located at Chandipur-on-sea, off the Odisha coast.

    A defence official said this is a limited stock production (LSP) test by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army. “If weather favours, the missile will be launched in between 9 am to 12 noon. Else the test may be deferred for Tuesday or Wednesday," he said.

    The missile used for the test has been randomly selected from the production lot. The army personnel would gauge the efficiency and killing probability of the missile in a real time situation.

    Prithvi is currently the mainstay of the SFC, along with the 700-km range Agni-I, 2000-km-plus range Agni-II and 3000-km range Agni-III ballistic missiles. Preparation for the test launch has been completed.

    Last year the missile was test fired twice successfully. “DRDO claims that Prithvi is a proven missile, but still it has not performed as expected by the user. The missile has developed snags thrice in the resent past, which is why the army wants to carry out as many user trials to validate its performance in real time situations,” said a defence expert.

    Prithvi, the first missile developed under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), has a length of 9 meters with 1 metre diameter thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engine. It uses Advanced Inertial Guidance System with maneouring trajectory and reaches the targets with few metre accuracy.

    Prithvi-II, which has a strike range of nearly 350 km, uses an inertial guidance system with reasonably good accuracy and the warhead uses a radar correlation terminal guidance system. The missile has the capability to carry a payload of 1000 kg but if it is reduced by half, the striking range of the sleek missile could be enhanced.

    Fresh user trial of Prithvi-II by Indian Army | The New Indian Express
     
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    Nope!!... it's specially built for 26 Jan Republic day parade.
     
  5. safriz

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    This was a practice launch .. not a test launch
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Yes user trials by the army, not test launch. Development is over & the missile is in production.
     
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    Prithvi May Have Tested New Guidance Systems

    NEW DELHI — India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test-fired the surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile Aug. 12, which sources said was a test of advanced guidance systems.

    The 350-kilometer-range Prithvi-II has already been inducted into the Indian Army and the Aug. 12 test-firing was described as routine. However, Defence Ministry sources said the Prithvi-II missile tested advanced guidance systems developed with the help of Israelis.

    “The launch was part of a regular training exercise of the SFC and was monitored by DRDO scientists,” said the official statement of the Indian Ministry of Defense.

    Prithvi-II was test-fired from India’s missile testing range at Chandipur off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha.

    “It was a perfect text-book launch and the missile was equipped with an advanced, high accuracy, indigenously developed navigation and maneuvering system. The missile achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for this launch. The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO [Defence Research and Develpment Organisation] radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha,” added the MoD statement.

    Prithvi, the first missile developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, can carry a 500-kilogram warhead 1-meter in diameter, and is powered by a liquid propulsion twin engine. It uses advanced inertial guidance with maneuvering trajectory, said an MoD official.

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    The Prithvi is routinely used to test new subsystems meant to go onboard other BMs.
     
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    what makes you say that ? care to explain ?
     
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    Thats what you do in Pakistan probably but we dont do any "practice" launches. We "test" our missiles based on certain parameters and put it through user trials before final handover. This is not exactly the same as practicing tennis or cricket. But I can understand you guys doing practice launches as the missiles already come tested and painted in chinese colors. So all you guys need to do is practice how to launch the misslies and of course do other tough jobs such as painting the missile green with a crescent and a star.

    Ah and of course the hardest job is to probably come up with a cool and dashing name, probably after some historic pillager or tyrant. Branding is very important after all as the missiles double up as firecrackers during festive seasons.
     
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    its the same thing as the data gained is used for analysis and improvements
    and make improvements on real time basis
     
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    Something which Pak missile programs will not be able to identify with.
     
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    actually i doubt they even know what it means
     
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    Prithivi -II tested with modified ballistic trajectory

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    India on Monday created history by successfully test-firing its nuclear capable medium range surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile in an altogether different trajectory from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

    The 350-km range missile travelled along a lift- augmented modified ballistic trajectory unlike other ballistic missiles in its class which are conversant with a clear parabolic path. It moved down perfectly after attaining an altitude of over 50 km and then went up before zeroing in on the target as coordinated.

    The test was aimed at checking the performance of manoeuvring stealth warheads besides gauging the efficiency and killing probability of the missile in a real time situation. Defence sources said a missile unit of the Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) launched the indigenously developed ballistic missile in a complete operational configuration from the launching complex-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea at about 9.15 am.

    ITR Director M V K V Prasad told this paper that the missile was tested for full range in an optimised and modified trajectory. “It was a perfect textbook launch. Equipped with indigenously developed advanced navigation and manoeuvring system, the missile achieved all its technical parameters, set out for this launch.â€￾

    The missile trajectory was tracked by the DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast.

    The downrange teams onboard a naval ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal had monitored the terminal events and splashdown. The entire flight path of the missile was smooth in accordance with pre-decided coordinates.

    The missile, carrying a dummy payload, covered a distance of nearly 261 km in around 8 minutes.

    Prithvi-II has the capability to carry 500 to 1,000 kgs of warhead. Inducted in the armed forces in 2003, the missile is now a proven technology. The launch was part of a regular training exercise of the SFC. Programme Director of AD Adalat Ali, Project Director N Siva Subramanyam, PXE Director R Appavuraj and others were present to oversee the launch operations.

    Prithiv -II tested with modified ballistic trajectory | idrw.org
     
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