Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Agni-II+ to be tested in Sept. end from Orissa coast

Agni-II+ surface-to-surface, Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) would be tested around this month end.

This is completely new missile which has a strike range between 2,750 km and 3,000 km. It has several advanced technologies in comparison to its previous missiles. Agni-II+ is a part of the Agni series, which will bridge the gap between its long range missiles Agni-II (2,000 km) and Agni-III (3,500 km), said a defence official of DRDO.

This newly built missile has a length of 21 meters and diameters of 1.3 meter, weighs around 17 tonnes. It is designed to carry ‘special weapons’ nuclear payload of over 1,000 kg. The missile will be test fired from interim test range Chandipur, on Orissa coast.

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