Updated: April 16, 2015 11:40 IST
India on Thursday successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable Agni-III ballistic missile from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Although the missile has a strike range of more than 3,000 k.m., it was tested for a lesser range, in today's mission.
The suface to surface missile was launched by the personnel of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) at 9.52 a.m. from a mobile launcher as part of regular training exercise for the user.
It was picked up randomly from the production lot and test fired. The SFC is tasked with handling strategic weaons systems. After the command for auto-lanuch was given, the two-stage solid-propelled missile took off on a flight of 1,200 seconds and homed onto the pre-designated target area in the bay of bengal with accuracy. Defence Research and Development Organisation sources told The Hindu that it met all the mission objectives.
Various parameters and trajectory of the 17-meter tall missile were tracked and monitored in real time by radars along the east coast, as also by the telemetry and electro-optical systems. Two down-range ships near the impact point recorded the terminal event.
Agni-III is one of the sophisticated and accurate missiles of its class and has already been inducted into armed forces. It is capable of carrying a payload weighing 1.5 tonnes to a distance of more than 3,000 k.m.
A0233/15 - LAUNCHING OF EXPERIMENTAL FLT VEHICLE WILL TAKE PLACE. DANGER ZONES COORDINATES: POINT A 204820.16N 0870235.88E POINT B 181220.52N 0860707.68E POINT C 024039.72N 0865225.68E POINT D 024423.28N 0883750.16E POINT E 025757.24N 0902227.48E POINT F 182408.28N 0883027.72E POINT G 204844.28N 0870725.32E POINT A 204820.16N 0870235.88E NO OVER FLYING ACTIVITY IS PERMISSIBLE WITHIN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS. DURING THE HOURS OF LAUNCH, THE FOLLOWING ATS ROUTES ARE REROUTED/NOT AVBL:- 1. A465 NOT AVBL BTN VVZ AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE: VVZ-DCT-MEPOL-W41-BBS VOR-W50-JH-DCT-AGROM- G450 - CEA VOR, BIDIRECTIONAL. 2. W41 NOT AVBL BTN BBS AND CEA VOR. ALTN ROUTE: BBS W50 - JH - DCT - AGROM - G450 - CEA VOR, BIDIRECTIONAL. 3. N895/G472 NOT AVBL BTN SAGOD AND NNP VOR. ALTN ROUTE: SAGOD-DCT-DOPID-DCT-CEA VOR-G450-NNP VOR, BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL320 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON THE ALTN ROUTE OF N895. ALL LEVELS EXCEPT FL240 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON ALTN ROUTE OF G472. N895/G472 IS AVBL WEST OF BBS FOR ARRIVALS/ DEPARTURES AT BHUBANESWAR. 4. L759 NOT AVBL BTN LIBDI AND IBUDA. ALTN ROUTE: LIBDI - DCT DOPID- DCT -CEA VOR - A791 IBUDA, BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL340 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON THE ALTN ROUTE OF L759. L759 AVBL NORTH-WEST. BTN 0300 TO 0700 DLY, 16 APR 03:00 2015 UNTIL 18 APR 07:00 2015. CREATED: 09 APR 09:38 2015
番号：15-0967 発表日時：2015年04月11日 20時
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