INDIA Successfully Test Fires Agni 5 With A range of 5,000 Km Covering Entire Asia

INDIA’S scientists, engineers and  technicians made their country proud again on Sunday  after successfully test-firing indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5 with a strike range of 5,000 km from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on Bay of Bengal .The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal at 9.48 am, TV channels report citing defence sources. This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. They claim that missile covered its full distance during the trial which was a total success.”The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, tracking instruments and observation stations all through the mission,” the DRDO spokesperson said. Agni-5 is the most advanced with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official added.TOI reports quoting defence sources that several new technologies developed indigenously were successfully tested in the Agni-5 trial. Navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the missile reached the target point within few meters of accuracy, the official explained.”The high speed on-board computer and fault tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the Missile flawlessly, the official added. With the successful sixth test firing of Agni 5, India has almost reached the door to enter the super exclusive club of the handful countries with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).It is needless to add that the range of the Agni 5 brings all of Asia and China within its nuclear strike capability.(for image courtesy  NDTV).


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