Guwahati: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired the next-generation nuclear-capable missile Agni-P Ballistic Missile.
The DRDO on Monday successfully test-fired the Agni missile at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore, Odisha at 10.55 am.
Agni-P Missile is a ballistic missile with a range of 1000 km to 2000 km. It is a surface-to-surface missile that can carry a payload of about 1000 kg of nuclear weapons. The double-stayed missile will be lighter and thinner than ‘Agni-1’.
Agni Prime missile is based on two stages and solid fuel and will be guided by an inertial navigation system based on the advanced ring-laser gyroscope.
According to sources, double-stage fire can be fired from both road and mobile launchers with prime flexibility.
India first test-fired medium-range ballistic missile Agni 1 in 1989. According to sources, the Agni-P missile will now replace Agni 1. So far, five Agni series missiles have been successfully developed and tested.