Oct. 5, 2012 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Indian Ministry of Defence; issued Oct. 4, 2012)
The Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the 350 km range Prithvi missile today from the range facility at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.The entire trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships.
The Prithvi missile is equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme. The improved Circular Error Probability (CEP) achieved is a testimony to the efficacy of this missile system.
A senior member of the Prithvi team said, the flight “most importantly, conveys our preparedness to meet any eventuality” The mission “fully validated our operational readiness”.
With this launch the Army’s Strategic Forces Command has successfully carried out in operational conditions launches of all the variants of Prithvi and Agni missiles.
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