(The Gist of Science Reporter)  Important Indian Missiles  [JANUARY-2019]

(The Gist of Science Reporter)  Important Indian Missiles


Important Indian Missiles

  • BVR Air-to-Air Missile — Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra, indigenously developed by DRDO, was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force from Su-30 aircraft on 26 September 2018. BVRAAM Astra is the best in class weapon system and underwent more than twenty developmental trials.
  • Prithvi Interceptor Missile — The indigenously developed two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system was successfully tested on 23 September 2018 from Abdul Kalam Island (earlier known as Wheeler Island) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Odisha coast.
  • MPATGM — DRDO successfully tested the indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). Two rounds of missile were flight tested on 15 and 16 September 2018 respectively for different ranges including the maximum range capability.
  • ATGM HELINA — Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘HELINA’ was successfully flight tested from Army Helicopter in Pokhran ranges on 19 August 2018. The weapon system is one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world which was tested for its full range.
  • Short-Range Ballistic Missiles — India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant, for the first time test fired three sub-launched K-15 (B-05) short-range ballistic missiles from a submerged position off the Visakhapatnam coast on 11 and 12 August 2018.
  • BrahMos Flight Life Extension Test — DRDO successfully conducted the test firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 16 July 2018 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) under extreme weather conditions proving it one of the best all-weather weapon systems in the world.
  • Nuclear Capable Agni-V — Indigenously developed long-range ballistic missile Agni 5 was successfully flight tested on 3 June 2018 from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. Agni-V is the most advanced with new technologies including navigation and guiding, warhead and engine.

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