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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

India successfully test-fires Agni IV missile

India successfully test-fires Agni IV missile

India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of 4000 km as part of a user trial from a test range off Odisha coast.
Supported by a mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island. This is the sixth trial of the indigenous missile, which weighs 17 tonnes and is 20 metre-long.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the Agni-IV has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances. The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensure that missile can reach the target within two digit accuracy