India test fires its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile

prithvi-mainCHANDIPUR (Odisha) : India today successfully test fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile from the Chandipur, off Odisha coast today. The medium range missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

As part of a user trial, the 4,600 kilogram missile with a strike range of 350 kilometer, the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at around 09:40 hrs.

AIR correspondent reports, the battlefield missile has flight duration of 483 seconds and a peak altitude of 43.5 kilometer. The launch activities were carried out by the Strategic Force Command and monitored by the DRDO scientists.
The first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, Prithvi-II was inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003. The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on February 16, 2016 from the same test range in Odisha.

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