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Friday, 2 June 2017

Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired


India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Army. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out using a mobile launcher of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

As per the official report, the trial of the sophisticated missile was successful and the mission objectives were met.

About PRITHVI-II Missile in Brief-
  1. The Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
  2. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target with precision and accuracy.
  3. It is surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km,
  4. The technological program was monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of a training exercise.
Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • DRDO was formed in 1958
  • Dr S Christopher is the current Chairman of DRDO
  • Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island is located in Odisha

Source- The Hindu Business Line

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