Jan 21, 2014

Agni-IV successfully test fired, ready for induction into Indian Army

India today successfully test fired its 4000-km range nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-IV', making it ready for induction into the Army.
"The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range.
The third consecutive trial of the missile was conducted at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast at 10.52 am. The serial production of the missile would begin now.
The test fire is the last one in the series of development launches.
Propelled by composite solid fuel rocket motor technology, Agni-IV was launched from its road mobile launcher, which is also indigenously developed.
The long range radars and electro-optical tracking systems which were located all along the coast tracked and monitored all the parameters throughout the flight.
Two ships located near the target point tracked the vehicle and witnessed the final event.
Agni-I, II, III and Prithvi are already in the arsenal of the armed forces, giving a reach of over 3000 km and the country an effective deterrence capability.

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