Bhubaneswar: Indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile test-fired from Odisha coast. The Strategic Forces Command conducted the night trial of short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II on Wednesday from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range in Chandipur.
The missile has a strike range of 350 km and 500kg payload1000kg, Powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.
The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory to hit its target. Already inducted into the armoury of the defence forces in 2003, nine-metre long ‘Prithvi’ was the first missile to have been developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).