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Nuclear capable ballistic missile test-fired

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Dec 24, 2018, 2:26 am IST
Updated : Dec 24, 2018, 2:26 am IST

The 4,000-km range missile is equipped with state of the art Avionics, fifth generation onboard computer and distributed architecture.

The test-fired was carried out from Launch Pad 4 at around 8.30 AM.
 The test-fired was carried out from Launch Pad 4 at around 8.30 AM.

Bhubaneswar: India on Sunday successfully test-fired nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

The test-fired was carried out from Launch Pad 4 at around 8.30 AM.

The 4,000-km range missile is equipped with state of the art Avionics, fifth generation onboard computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances.

It is 20 meter-long weighing 17 tonnes. The two-stage Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) can take a nuclear warhead of one ton.

The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensures the vehicle to reach the target within two digit accuracy.

Tags: ballistic missile, agni-iv