Dhanush missile successfully test-fired from ship
Updated: April 9, 2015 13:05 IST
Dhanush, a manoeuvring missile is a naval variant of Prithvi-II, and can carry a nuclear payload of 500 kg. It was successfully test-fired from a ship on Thursday.
India successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast on Thursday.
The ship-based missile was launched at 11.02 a.m. by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV), which was deep inside the sea, for its full range of 350 km, according to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) missile scientists.
It was a perfect mission and the missile splashed down near the target point with high degree of accuracy, they said.
Dhanush, a manoeuvring missile is a naval variant of Prithvi-II, and can carry a nuclear payload of 500 kg.
It can target both land-based and sea-based targets. The missile has already been inducted into the armed services and the SFC personnel randomly picked up the missile from the production lot for Thursday’s trial, which was carried out as part of regular user training.
Dhanush was one of the five missiles developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
番号：15-0918 発表日時：2015年04月04日 20時
１８?１６．０Ｎ ０８５?４５．９Ｅ １８?０５．３Ｎ ０８７?３９．８Ｅ
１８?１８．８Ｎ ０８９?１８．１Ｅ １８?５７．６Ｎ ０８９?１５．８Ｅ
１９?３５．２Ｎ ０８９?０５．５Ｅ １９?１８．４Ｎ ０８７?２７．１Ｅ
- LAUNCHING OF EXPERIMENTAL FLT VEHICLE WILL TAKE PLACE. DANGER ZONES COORDINATES: POINT A 181559.76N 0854552.92E POINT B 180517.52N 0873949.32E POINT C 181846.44N 0891808.64E POINT D 185735.28N 0891546.80E POINT E 193513.56N 0890532.64E POINT F 191825.92N 0872703.60E POINT G 183203.12N 0854254.72E POINT A 181559.76N 0854552.92E 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. ATS ROUTES Q10 NOT AVBL. 2. L759 NOT AVBL BTN MABUR AND OTABA. ALTN ROUTE- MABUR-L301-DOGEM-DCT-DORIL-DCT-OTABA, BIDIRECTIONAL. ONLY FL340 AVBL FOR WEST BOUND FLTS ON THE ALTN ROUTE OF L759. 3. P628 NOT AVBL BTN URKOK AND DORIL. ALTN ROUTE- URKOK-L301-DOGEM-DCT-DORIL, WESTBOUND. ONLY FL300 AVBL FOR WESTBOUND FLTS ON THE ALTN ROUTE OF P628. END PART 1 OF 2. BTN 0530 TO 0930 ON 09 APR AND BTN 1000 TO 1400 ON 11 APR, 09 APR 05:30 2015 UNTIL 11 APR 14:00 2015. CREATED: 01 APR 12:46 2015