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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Agni-2 hits target: SFC

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The Strategic Forces Command (SFC), fired the medium range Agni-2 missile propelled by solid rocket propellant system, with a range capability of over 1700 kms  utilizing the range facility at Wheelers Island, off  the Odisha coast today at 10.22 am.

 The entire trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships.

Agni-2 missile is equipped with state of the art avionics, advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme.

An SFC spokesman said, the flight "most importantly, conveys our preparedness to meet any eventuality. The mission "fully validated our operational readiness as also the reliability of the systems and the missile.”
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