Flight test of AGNI IV
Jan 11, 2017
After successful completion of AgniV India added another milestone by successfully flight testing AGNI IV.
The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile is a two-stage weapon system. It is 20 metres long and weighs 17 tonnes. Agni-IV missile is equipped with 5th generation onboard computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances.
- The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile is equipped with modern and compact avionics to provide high level of reliability
- Agni-IV missile is equipped with 5th generation onboard computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbance
- The most accurate ring laser gyro-based inertial navigation system (RINS) and supported by highly reliable redundant micro navigation system (MINGS), ensures the vehicle reaches the target within two-digit accuracy.
- The re-entry heat shield can withstand temperatures in the range of 4000 degrees centigrade and makes sure the avionics function normally with inside temperature remaining less than 50 degrees centigrade
- Together five Agni missile form the bulwark of India’s nuclear deterrence capability. The five missiles are:
1. Agni-I: 700 km.
2. Agni-II: 2,000 km
3.Agni-III: 3,000 km
4. Agni-IV: 4,000 km.
5. Agni-V: 5000 Km
A comparison between AGNI IV and V