India successfully test-fires Agni-III ballistic missile

Thursday 27th of April 2017

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India on 27 April 2017 successfully test-fired 3000 kilometre range Agni-III ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The test was focused towards re-establishing the operational effectiveness belonging to the weapon system.The test was carried through Strategic Forces Command with logistics support from Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).Agni-III's first user successful trial was done on 21 September 2012.

Highlights belonging to the Agni-III ballistic missile• This Surface-to-Surface nuclear capable intermediate-range ballistic missile can hit targets in garden close to 3000 km.• The two-stage solid-propelled missile includes a time period of 17 metres, 2 metres diameter and also its particular launch weight is approximately 50 tonnes.• It can transport a warhead of 1.5 tonne which is protected by carbon all composite heat shield.• It provides you with the hybrid navigation, guidance and control systems as well as advanced on-board computer.• It got its start through DRDO inside the given Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).• The missile was inducted in to the war machine in June 2011.

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