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Agni-III missile test fired
Dec 24, 2013

India has performed a test of a domestically developed ballistic missile with a range of more than 3,000 kilometers (1,800 miles). The Agni-III missile was launched from a rail-based mobile launcher deployed on Wheeler Island, in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Odisha.

The operation of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 

About Agni III

a) Agni-III is a two-stage solid-fuel ballistic missile developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization.

b) The length is 17 metres, the missile's diameter is 2 metres and launch weight is around 50 tonnes. 

c) It can carry a warhead of 1.5 tonne which is protected by carbon all composite heat shield.

d) The Agni-III is equipped with an advanced navigation system to ensure a high degree of accuracy 

The sleek missile, already inducted into the armed forces, is equipped with hybrid navigation, guidance and control systems along with advanced on-board computer. 

The electronic systems are hardened for higher vibration, thermal and acoustic effects.

 


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