DRDO flight test New-Gen Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested a new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni P on June 28, 2021.

Key Points

  • Missile is also known as ‘Agni Prime’.
  • It was blasted-off from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast, Balasore.
  • Agni-Prime is the advanced version of Agni-1 missile.
  • Flight test was monitored by various telemetry and radar stations which were positioned along the eastern coast.
  • It followed textbook trajectory and met the mission objectives with the high level of accuracy.

About Agni P Missile

It is a new generation advanced variant of Agni class missiles. It is a canisterised missile having a range of 1,000 and 2,000 kms. Missile can hit targets up to a range of 2000 kms. It is very short and light as compared to with other missiles in this class. This new nuclear-capable missile is fully made up of composite material.

Agni-I missile

It is a single stage, solid fuel, road & rail mobile and a Short-range ballistic missile developed by DRDO under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. It is a single-stage missile which was developed after Kargil War to fill gap between 250 km range of Prithvi-II missile and 2,500 km range of the Agni-II. Missile was first launched from a road mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR) from Wheeler Island, on 25 January 2002. It is a 15 meter tall Agni-I missile, weighing 12 tonnes and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads of 1,000 kg.

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