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India Successfully Test-Fired Nuclear Capable Prithvi-II Missile from Odisha

Oct 7, 2013 12:35 IST

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India on 7 October 2013 successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from Chandipur Integrated test range in Odisha. The surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher. The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully carried out from the same base on 12 August 2013.

Prithvi-II Missile Specifications

• 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 Program.
• It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
• The Prithvi-II missile is equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme.
• The improved Circular Error Probability (CEP) achieved by the missile is a testimony to specify the efficacy of this missile system.
• Prithvi uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring capabilities and comes within metres of its target.

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