The ‘Pralay’ surface-to-surface quasi ballistic missile.
- The surface-to-surface missile was first tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday
- It is powered with a solid propellant rocket motor and several other state-of-the-art technologies
- The missile guidance system includes latest navigation system and integrated avionics
New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test-fired the ‘Pralay’ conventional quasi ballistic missile for the second time in the last 24 hours, a major feat for the country’s defence capabilities.
‘Pralay’ can eliminate targets between 150-500 kms and can be launched from a mobile launcher.
“The test was conducted for a different range and different range and met all the parameters. This is the second successful test of the missile in the last 24 hours as yesterday also it was tested successfully. It is also the first time in the country that a developmental missile has been tested successfully on two consecutive days,” government officials said.
The surface-to-surface missile was first tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday.
“The missile followed the desired quasi ballistic trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. All the sub-systems performed satisfactorily. All the sensors deployed near the impact point across the eastern coast, including the down range ships, tracked the missile trajectory and captured all the events,” the Ministry of Defence said in an official statement yesterday.
It is powered with a solid propellant rocket motor and several other state-of-the-art technologies. The missile guidance system includes latest navigation system and integrated avionics.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO and the associated teams for the flight trials. He also complimented DRDO for the fast-track development and successful launch of the modern surface-to-surface missile.
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