Nuclear capable Agni-IV missile test-fired off Odisha coast

Balasore: Nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-4 was successfully test fired in Odisha’s Balasore District on Sunday morning, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) release said.

The test was carried out from the launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island

The user-trial of the missile was conducted by a mobile launcher at 8.30 am.

The 4000 kms range weighing 17 missile is equipped with state of the art Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in flight disturbances.

The 20-meter-long surface-to-surface missile The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS) ensures the vehicle reaches the target within two digit accuracy.

The re-entry heat shield can withstand temperatures in the range of 4000 degree centigrade and makes sure the avionics function normally with inside temperature remaining less than 50 degree centigrade.

Earlier in December, Agni-V was successfully test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island.