On 28th June 2021, DRDO successfully flight-tested a new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni P.
- Agni P Missile is also known as ‘Agni Prime’.
- It was blasted-off from APJ Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast, Balasore.
- Agni-Prime is the advanced version of Agni-1 missile.
- This Flight test was monitored by various telemetry and radar stations which were positioned along the eastern coast.
- It followed textbook trajectory and met the mission objectives with the high level of accuracy.
Agni P Missile
The new generation advanced variant of Agni class missiles. It is a canisterised missile having a range of 1,000 and 2,000 kilometers. Missile can hit targets up to a range of 2000 kilometers. It is very short and light as compared to with other missiles in this class. This new nuclear-capable missile is fully made up of composite material.
The single stage, solid fuel, road & rail mobile and a Short-range ballistic missile developed by DRDO under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. It is a single-stage missile which was developed after Kargil War to fill gap between 250 kilometer range of Prithvi-II missile and 2,500 kilometer range of the Agni-II. Missile was first launched from a road mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range from Wheeler Island, on 25th January 2002. It is a 15 meter tall Agni-I missile, weighing 12 tonnes and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads of 1,000 kilogram.
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