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Ankita Katdare • Aug 25, 2012

Prithvi-II Missile Successful At User Trial Today; Achieves Single Digit Accuracy

India has successfully test fired the Prithvi-II missile on Saturday. Launched from the Mobile Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL) at approx. 11.05 am from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, this surface-to-surface nuclear missile made the brains behind it proud by traveling in a projectile which was pre-coordinated and outputted an excellent single digit accuracy. The missile under the eyes of electro-optical systems, that were located along the coast in the flight's path, reached its target in Bay of Bengal with great accuracy.


Prithvi II has a length of nine metres and the diameter is one metre wide. Weighing at around 4,600 kg, this missile accommodates a single stage liquid fuel dual motor and has a diving-angle of about 80 degrees. The engineers who worked on this missile say that it has a maximum payload of up to 1000 kg but if the same was reduced by half, the striking range of the sleek missile could be enhanced. Out-and-out, this is definitely a proud moment for the Indian Military.

Via: The Hindu

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