India successfully test fires short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar

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ndia successfully test-fired surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar from a defence facility off Odisha coast on Thursday paving the way for its induction.


The indigenously developed missile was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Odisha, the New Indian Express reported.

“The missile was launched from a road-mobile launcher, which can carry six missiles at a time and can be fired in salvo mode,” a defence official said.

Prior to the test, 4228 people including 3593 adults and 635 children from 634 families in five hamlets located within two km radius of the test range were shifted to two temporary shelters and mariners were alerted.

The weapon has sophisticated inertial navigation and electro-mechanical actuation system. It can be transported to anywhere within a short span of time. First tested on July 21, 2011, the single-stage solid-fuelled Prahaar has a range of 150 kilometres (93 miles) and can carry a 200 kg (440 lb) payload. It sits between the 40 km-range Pinaka rocket system and the Prithvi missile, which has a 250 km to 350 km range.

On September 17, India successfully flight tested its indigenous man-portable anti-tank guided missile twice, the Ministry of Defence said.

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India successfully test fires short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar

2018/09/1537440578.jpg
Read: 572     15:05     20 September 2018    

ndia successfully test-fired surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar from a defence facility off Odisha coast on Thursday paving the way for its induction.


The indigenously developed missile was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Odisha, the New Indian Express reported.

“The missile was launched from a road-mobile launcher, which can carry six missiles at a time and can be fired in salvo mode,” a defence official said.

Prior to the test, 4228 people including 3593 adults and 635 children from 634 families in five hamlets located within two km radius of the test range were shifted to two temporary shelters and mariners were alerted.

The weapon has sophisticated inertial navigation and electro-mechanical actuation system. It can be transported to anywhere within a short span of time. First tested on July 21, 2011, the single-stage solid-fuelled Prahaar has a range of 150 kilometres (93 miles) and can carry a 200 kg (440 lb) payload. It sits between the 40 km-range Pinaka rocket system and the Prithvi missile, which has a 250 km to 350 km range.

On September 17, India successfully flight tested its indigenous man-portable anti-tank guided missile twice, the Ministry of Defence said.

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