Agni-II Ballistic Missile Successfully Test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island

The Agni-II Ballistic Missile was test-fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10.22 am on Thursday. It’s launch was reportedly carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR). The Agni-II is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) with two solid fuel stages and a Post Boost Vehicle (PBV) integrated into the missile’s Re-entry Vehicle (RV).

Here is the list of Indian Missiles ::

Trishul: Developed by DRDO, it is a short-range surface-to-air missile with an operational range of 9 km.

Akash: It is a medium-range surface-to-air missile with a range of 30 km. It can be fired from both tracked and wheeled platforms and can reach an altitude of 18 km.

Nag: It is a third-generation “fire and forget” anti-tank guided missile and will be produced in two basic variants: land version and air launched version. The missile is launched from 3 platforms: NAMICA (NAG missile carrier), HAL Dhruv Helicopter and HAL Light Combat Helicopter. HELINA (HELIcopterNAg) is an advanced variant of NAG and is based on ‘lock-on after launch’ system extending its range to 7 km.

Prithvi Missile Series ::

Prithvi missiles are tactical short range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles. Prithvi-I is an Army Version with 150km range and 1,000kg payload capacity, Prithvi-II is an Air Force Version with 250-350 km range and 500kg payload capacity and Prithvi-III is a Naval Version with 350km range and 1000kg payload capacity.

Agni Missile Series ::

Agni missile are medium to intercontinental range ballistic missiles. Agni-I is a medium range (700 km to 1,200 km) missile with one stage. Agni-II is an intermediate range (2,000 km to 2,500 km) missile with two stages. Agni-III is an intermediate range (3,000 km to 5,000 km) missile with two stages. Agni-IV is an intermediate range (2,500 km to 3,700 km) missile with two stages. Agni-V is an intercontinental (5,000 km to 8,000 km) missile with three stages. Agni-VI is an intercontinental (10,000 km to 12,000 km) missile with three stages.

K Missile Series ::

The K family of missiles is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). They are being developed to provide second-strike capabilities and thus the nuclear deterrence. There are three variants: K-15 (Sagarika), K-4 and K-5. K-15 has 750km range. K-4 missile has two sub-variants, one with 3,500km range and the other with 5,000km range. K-5 is under development with a range of 6,000km.

Shaurya: It is a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Its range is 700km and is capable of carrying a payload of one ton conventional or nuclear warhead.

BrahMos: BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace. It is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets and can carry a warhead of 300 kilogram. It has top supersonic speed of Mach 2.8. It is two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant.

BrahMos II: It is a hypersonic cruise missile and it is the second of the BrahMos series of cruise missiles. It is expected to have a range of 290 km and a speed of Mach 7. It will be powered by a scramjet engine.

Nirbhay: It is long range subsonic cruise missile. It can strike targets that are more than 700 km away also and is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. It also has a “fire and forget” system which cannot be jammed by the enemy.

Prahaar: It is a solid fuelled surface-to-surface guided short-range ballistic missile. It would be equipped with omni-directional warheads. Its operational range is 150km.

Astra: It is India’s first beyond–visual-range air-to-air missile. It is capable of attacking targets with varying range and altitudes allowing for engagement of both short-range targets (up to 20 km) and long-range targets (up to 80 km) using alternative propulsion modes. Its test flights are launched from Su-30Mki.

Barak-8: It is a long-range anti-air and anti-missile naval defence system jointly developed by India and Israel.



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