India successfully tests an Agni-Prime missile with a strike range of 2000 kilometres off the coast of Odisha.
India successfully tested the new generation Agni-Prime missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday. It has a range of 2000 kilometres and is very short and light in comparison to other missiles in this class.
According to the news agency ANI, the new nuclear-capable missile is entirely made of composite material. According to DRDO officials, the new missile incorporates numerous new technologies.The missile was tracked and monitored by various telemetry and radar stations located along the eastern coast. "The missile followed a textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high precision," the DRDO said in a statement.
At around 10.55 a.m., the first test of the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni Prime was conducted from the Abdul Kalam Island's launching complex IV.The Agni-Prime missile is part of India's most ambitious Agni series, which was developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The new Agni missile was created using cutting-edge technologies from the 4000-km Agni-IV and 5000-km Agni-V missiles.
Inertial navigation systems based on advanced ring-laser gyroscopes guide the two-stage, solid-fuelled weapon system. According to defence sources, both stages have composite rocket motors and guidance systems with electromechanical actuators.