Nuclear-capable missile Agni-IV test-fired off Odisha coast

Agni IV nuclear-capable ballistic missile test-fired successfully

It has the capacity to carry one-tonne nuclear warhead over a distance of 4,000 km.

India already has a battery of nuclear capable missile like, the Agni series, Prithvi series and the Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile.

News agency PTI quoted defence sources to confirm the development.

Agni-IV missile is equipped with 5th generation onboard computer and distributed architecture.

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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. Agni-5 is 17-metre long and is an intercontinental surface-to-surface ballistic missile which is the latest in India's "Agni" family. This is the sixth test of the missile and the second user associated launch.

Agni IV can take a warhead of 1 tonne and is created to increase the kill efficiency along with a higher range performance. The missile has two stages of solid propulsion. The indigenous Ring Laser Gyros-based high accuracy INS (RINS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS), complementing each other in redundant mode, have been successfully flown in guidance mode.

The mission proves the reliability and efficacy of the Indian long range ballistic missiles, said G Satheesh Reddy, Director General Missiles and Strategic Systems of the DRDO.

Agni-IV had been launched five times earlier in 2011, 2012, twice in 2014 and once in 2015.

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