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Naval version of Prithvi-III test fired
India today test fired the indigenously developed medium range missile "Prithvi-III" from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

The missile tested was the naval version of Prithvi which has a range of 250 to 300 km, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said.

It was test-fired from a simulated launch pad from launch complex III of the ITR at 11.29 am.

DRDO chief M.Natarajan and scientists who designed the missile, witnessed the test launch.

The missile and its sub-system, being developed under the project name K-15, had to undergo a rigorous check up before the actual trial took place, DRDO sources said.

This is for the first time that the missile, which has the capability to be launched underwater, was put to trial from an artificially made water base with the help of a specially designed canister, they said.

The surface-to-surface single stage ballistic missile could be launched from either a ship or submarine and was capable of destroying land targets.

The missile, about 8.5 metres high and one metre in diameter with latest on-board computer and internal navigation system, could use both solid as well as liquid propellant.

The entire trajectory of the missile, which took off vertically, was tracked through an integrated system of sophisticated radar, electro-optical tracking instruments, a chain of telemetry stations and a naval vessel stationed close to the impact point inside the Bay of Bengal.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:30 AM


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