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Thursday, November 25, 2010

SFC test fires Agni-1 successfully


India on Thursday test fired successfully the medium-range missile Agni-1 (A1 from Launch Complex – IV (LC-IV), Wheelers Island, off the coast of Bay of Bengal.  The launch took place at 10:20 hrs and the missile followed the trajectory in a copy book style and reached the designated target in Bay of Bengal.
Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast tracked and monitored all the health parameters.  Ships located near the target area witnessed the terminal event.  The launch of the A1 missile was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) as part of the user exercise.
The launch operations were overseen by Shri J Chattopadhyay, the Project Director and DRDO Scientists. The launch was witnessed by Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri Dr V.K. Saraswat, ASL Director Avinash Chander, Director ITR S.P. Dash, RCI Navigational Wing Head Satish Reddy and other top DRDO scientists.

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