Today: India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile successfully :- On Monday, India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of 4000 km from a test range off Odisha coast.
The official of DRDO said that the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island (Previously Wheeler Island) at about 11.55 hours.
Further, they said that this test was the 6th trial of the developed Agni-IV missile which met the mission objectives. The last trial conducted by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC) of Indian Army on 9th November, 2015 was also successful.
It is 20 meter long weighing 17 tonnes. The sleek missile having 4000 km strike range is a two stage missile. The surface to surface missile is equipped with the modern and compact avionics to provide high level of reliability.
Agni-IV missile is equipped with state-of-the-art Avionics, 5th generation on board computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances.
DRDO said that 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 electro optical systems and Radars had been positioned along the coast of Odisha for monitoring and tracking all the parameters of the missile.
On 26th December, 2016 missile Agni 5 was successfully test fired from the same launch site.