Indian Current Affairs August 2013 - Prithvi-II successfully test-fired

Prithvi-ii missile successfully test-fired

The country’s first nuclear weapons-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Prithvi-II, was successfully test-fired for its full strike range of 350 km from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, off Odisha coast, on 12th August. Equipped with advanced high-accuracy navigation and manoeuvring system, the missile achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for this launch.
It was a perfect textbook launch, the release said. Radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations, located along the Odisha coast tracked the trajectory of the missile, while teams onboard a downrange ship and deployed near the target point monitored the terminal event and the splashdown.

The 9m tall Prithvi-II is a single-stage liquid fuelled missile capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg. Prithvi is the first missile to be developed under India's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)

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