Agni Prime Ballistic Missile: Forefront of India’s Defence by DRDO

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News:

The new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime was successfully flight-tested by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) along with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha

Concept :

  • The Agni Prime is classified as a medium-range ballistic missile, projected to possess a range spanning from 1000 km to 2000 km.
  • It features a two-stage canisterized solid propellant system, along with redundant navigation and guidance mechanisms.
  • This surface-to-surface missile is both road-mobile and solid-fueled, transported via truck and launched from a canister.
  • Noteworthy upgrades in the Agni-Prime include enhanced propulsion systems, composite rocket motor casings, and advanced navigation and guidance technology.

Understanding Ballistic Missiles:

  • Ballistic missiles follow a trajectory initially propelled by rockets in stages, ascending before descending towards their target without further propulsion. They are capable of carrying either nuclear or conventional warheads. These missiles are categorized based on their range:
  • Short-range: Covering distances less than 1,000 kilometers, these are often referred to as “tactical” ballistic missiles.
  • Medium-range: Ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 kilometers, they are commonly termed “theatre” ballistic missiles.
  • Intermediate-range: Encompassing distances from 3,000 to 5,500 kilometers.
  • Long-range: Spanning over 5,500 kilometers, these are known as intercontinental or strategic ballistic missiles.

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