In an endeavor to perfect its missile programme, India successfully tested the new-generation ballistic surface-to-surface missile “Agni Prime” on Thursday from an island off the coast of Odisha. All goals were achieved during the test, which was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island, according to officials.
After three productive developmental tests of the missile, they said this was the first pre-induction night launch undertaken, proving the precision and dependability of the system. The missile can destroy a target at a distance of over 2,000 miles.
In order to gather flight data throughout the full trajectory, they noted, range equipment including radar, telemetry, and electro-optical tracking systems were deployed at various sites, including two down-range ships.
The New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni Prime’s first pre-induction night launch was successfully completed on June 7, 2023, off the coast of Odisha, according to DRDO’s tweet.
The technology was introduced into the armed forces after the successful flight test, which was witnessed by senior DRDO and Strategic Forces Command officers.
Source- daily pioneer