News agency ANI reports that the Agni Prime new generation ballistic missile was successfully tested off the coast of Odisha.
During the test flight, the missile reached its maximum range and met all test objectives. This is the third consecutive successful flight test of the Agni Prime missile, which proves its accuracy and reliability,” Defence officials told ANI.
Agni Prime New Generation Ballistic Missile was today successfully testfired by India off the coast of Odisha at around 0945 hrs: Defence officials pic.twitter.com/WMLyCzNwpQ
— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2022
Several range instrumentation systems have been deployed at various locations to validate the performance of the system, including two downrange ships at the terminal point to cover the entire trajectory, including radar, telemetry, and electro-optical tracking systems.
A mobile launcher launched the sleek missile around 9.45 am from APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
With a range between 1,000 and 2,000km, Agni Prime is an advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles.