India on 3 December 2013 successfully test fired its surface to surface ballistic missile Prithvi-ll from Chandipur in the Balesore district of Odisha. The test which is a part of the user training exercise of the Indian Army and it was conducted from lunch complex 3 of the ITR in Chandipur along the Odisha coast.
The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully carried out from the same base on 7 October 2013.
Prithvi-II Missile features
1.Inducted into India's Strategic Forces Command in 2003, the Prithvi II missile is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
2.It is capable of carrying 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
3.The nine meter long Prithvi-II missile is equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme.
4.The improved Circular Error Probability (CEP) achieved by the missile is a testimony to specify the efficacy of this missile system.
5.Prithvi uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring capabilities and comes within metres of its target.
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