Nuclear Capable Prithvi II Successfully Test Fired
Balasore: Adding another feather to its cap, India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi- II missile. It was test fired from a test range in Odisha. The surface-to-surface missile having a strike range of 350 km was test fired as part of a user trial by the Army.
The trial of the missile was carried out from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here around 9.50 am, official sources revealed. They said that the trial was successful and mission objectives were met.
The Prithvi II missile has the capacity to carry 500 kg to 1,000 kg warheads and is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines.
The indigenous missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, a DRDO scientist said. “The missile trajectory was tracked by the DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha,” the sources said.