DRDO successfully conducts first flight of Agni-5 missile

Agni-5 is a land-based Nuclear-Capable ICBM developed by the DRDO of India. The missile has a range of more than 7000km.

DRDO successfully conducts first flight of Agni-5 missile

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the first successful flight test of an indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-Entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. The flight test named Mission Divyastra was carried out from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

Various Telemetry and radar stations tracked and monitored multiple re-entry vehicles. The Mission accomplished the designed parameters.

Agni-5 is a land-based Nuclear-Capable ICBM developed by the DRDO of India. The missile has a range of more than 7000km. It is a three-stage, Road-mobile, Canisterised, Solid-fueled Ballistic Missile.

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The missile will allow India to strike targets across Asia and into Europe. The missile's range will allow the Indian military to target all of China from Agni-V bases, in central and southern India, further away from China. The missile is also likely to be similar to other missiles with a range of 10,000 km.

The missile was designed to be easy to transport by road, through the utilization of a canister-launch missile system, which is distinct from those of the earlier Agni missiles.

Agni-V would also carry MIRV (multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles) payloads being concurrently developed. A single MIRV-equipped missile can deliver multiple warheads at different targets.

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