NUCLEAR CAPABLE AGNI-5 BALLISTIC MISSILE TESTED SUCCESSFULLY

Long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight tested for its full range on 18 January 2018 from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road-mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful. The flight performance of the most advanced missile in the Agni series was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems through out the flight. All objectives of the mission were met successfully. Successful test of Agni-5 reaffirms the country’s indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence. Shri G Ramaguru Project Director, Agni-5, and Shri MRM Babu, Programme Director, Agni, led the launch operations. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS), DRDO, witnessed the launch. Directors of Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Integrated Test Range (ITR), Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) reviewed the entire launch operations. Senior officials from the Armed Forces were present on the occasion. Chairman DRDO and Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr S Christopher congratulated the team Agni-5 and described the fifth consecutive successful flight test as a major boost to country’s defence capabilities. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri, congratulated DRDO on this successful feat and also lauded the industries that contributed to the manufacture of indigenous technologies that went into the making of the missile.

On Going Project

1 - Multi-Platform Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Engine (MPMSDF)

2 - Development of Pulse TWT for ELTA ASPJ

3 - Interface Mechanism: Transfer of Digital Data Directly from Radar

4 - Gun Raising, Lowering & Leveling Mechanism for L-70 Gun

5 - Development of Drones for Carriage of Stores in High Altitude Areas

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