India set to test launch Agni 5 missile

The three stage solid propellant missile is to be test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range.

Published: 26th December 2016 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th December 2016 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

BALASORE: India is set to test its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.
 
The three stage solid propellant missile is to be test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).
 
It will be fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the long range missile. While the first test was conducted on April 19, 2012, the second test was carried out on September 15, 2013 and the third on January 31, 2015 from the same base.
 
Unlike other missiles of Agni series, the latest one 'Agni-5' is the most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.
 
Agni-V is a three-stage missile designed to carry over one-tonne warhead.
 
Its 5,000 km range gives it the farthest reach among all Indian missiles. 

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