The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test-fired DRDO-developed surface to surface strategic Prithvi-II missile today at 9 am. The missile was launched from the Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur, Balasore district in Orissa. This was part of SFC's regular training exercises.
Prithvi-II, the first indigenous surface to surface strategic missile, capable of attacking targets at ranges of 350 km, reached the predefined target in the Bay of Bengal with a very high accuracy of better than 10 meters.
All the radars, electro optical systems located along the coast have tracked and monitored all the parameters of the missile throughout the flight path. An Indian Naval ship located near the target witnessed the final event. The entire launch operations were carried out by the armed forces and monitored by the scientists of DRDO.
The flight test of the Prithvi-II met all the mission objectives and was perfect like text book launch. Prithvi-II missile has been successfully flight tested number of times as part of the training exercise. Today’s launch again proves the reliable flight testing of Prithvi.
The launch of Prithvi-II by SFC comes just two days after the successful launch of Shourya missile. (Photos: DRDO)