Indian Army Conducts Agni-IV missile’s First User Trial

Indian Army Conducts Agni-IV missile’s First User Trial

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India: The Indian Army has conducted the first user trial of the Agni-IV surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile, from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast, India. During the trial, which was conducted by the Indian army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC), the missile carried a 1t dummy warhead and splashed down near its pre-designated target point in the Indian Ocean with a high degree of accuracy, as reported by The Hindu. "The test firing was successful. The missile crossed over more than 3,500km,” said Ravi Gupta, Public Interface Director, DRDO.

Weighing 17t, the Agni-IV missile is equipped with advanced avionics, including a fifth-generation computer and distributed architecture, as well as the latest features to guide itself during in-flight disturbances. Capable of carrying a 1t warhead, it has a micro navigation system and is claimed to be the most advanced long-range ballistic missile that is capable of launching within minutes from a self-contained road mobile launcher.

Source: Zee news