Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated June 8, 2023 by Diary Times
The first pre-induction night launch of the new-generation ballistic missile, Agni Prime, was successfully test-fired by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday. 7:30 pm, DRDO said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the official statement, during the flight test, all the objectives were successfully performed. This was the first pre-induction night launch by the users after three successful developmental trials of the missile, validating the accuracy and reliability of the system.
“The first pre-induction night launch of New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni Prime was successfully conducted off the coast of Odisha on 07 Jun 2023,” DRDO tweeted.
Range instrumentation such as radar, telemetry and electro-optical tracking systems were deployed at various locations, including two down-range vessels at the terminal point, to capture flight data covering the entire trajectory of the vehicle, the statement said. Can go
Senior officials from DRDO and Strategic Forces Command witnessed the successful flight test, which paved the way for the system’s induction into the armed forces.