Sunday, February 07, 2010

FIRST PHOTOS: Agni-III Successfully Launched Today

Missile launched at ceiling range (3,500-km), bang on target. Integrated Test Range (ITR) says all parameters met. Agni-3 to be declared operational after one more test.

21 comments :

El Phocho said...

Great news Shiv.
Will you be able to provide details? Great pics by the way. Was the test 100% successful?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

sweet.................

Anonymous said...

Congrats DRDO!!!

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats DRDO. Great job. We should test the Agni-3 more frequently.

Jai Hind.

Som said...

It is time to induct Agni III now and not tests !

Jai Hind

Anonymous said...

two more test will boost army confidence and nations too.
congrats drdo and india

Anonymous said...

Seems this one was launched from a rail based launcher.

Venkatachalam said...

Jai Hind! Induct Agni 3 immediately in large numbers and test Agni 5 quickly.
Well done to all !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations DRDO, is any video released?

Tarun Mitra said...

Beautiful

Kannan said...

How does Agni-III make do..no fins at all..Clean shaven...is it all thrust vectoring? Looks so cute..

Anonymous said...

Well done DRDO,IA and note shiv bolded part.

DRDO PRESS RELEASE: 7th Feb 10

The Indian long range missile AGNI3 with a range capability of 3500km is flight tested successfully by DRDO at 10:50 am from the Wheeler Island, in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha. The AGNI-3 Missile tested for the full range, hit the target with pinpoint accuracy and met all the mission objectives. Two down range ships located near the target have tracked and witnessed the Missile reaching the target accurately.


The Marker Pen like AGNI-3 Missile is 17 meters long with 2 metres in diameter. The Missile is a two stage solid propellant system with a pay load capability of 1.5 tons. During the course of flight the Missile reached a peak height of 350 kms and re-entered into the atmosphere successfully tolerating the skin temperatures of nearly 3000 degree Celsius.


The missile is equipped with a state of the art computer system, navigated with a most advanced Navigation system and guided with an innovative guidance scheme. The Navigation system used for guidance is first of its kind. Number of Radars and electro optical tracking systems along the coast of Odisha have monitored the path of the Missile and evaluated all the parameters in realtime.


The launch is part of the pre-induction trial. [b]Indian Army (the user) has carried out the total launch operations guided by the DRDO scientists. Now the Missile system will be fully inducted into the armed forces.[/b]


Mission Director Sri Avinash Chander and Project Director Dr V.G. Sekaran have guided and controlled the complete Missile integration and launch activities. Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General, DRDO Dr V.K. Saraswat has over seen the total launch operations.


Dr V.K. Saraswat and Sri Avinash Chander congratulated all the Scientists and employees of DRDO and the industry partners.

Anonymous said...

Can this missile evade counter measures ? Any Details on that will it be using A Cryogenic engine in future for faster climb rate and speed?

Riturajg said...

aaahhhaaa!awesome DRDO! great workk!

Anonymous said...

dont know when this will be in the arsenal

Anonymous said...

Gr8 nws. our people did a wonderful job on this one. 3500km with a 1.5 ton payload means, we can already hit 5000km on a lighter payload with this missile. The misssile is now clear for full sclae induction and we should the number of these misssiles grow rapidly. A good inventory of around 500 should be good.

Anonymous said...

so mate when will this ''1 more test'' be (for full operationability?)

thanks

Anonymous said...

Congrats DRDO!!!
Jai Hind!!!

ganesh_p said...

if we able to make agni 5 operational by 2014 we will be included top un permenent powers
congrats drdo group

Anonymous said...

Bang on target ! Sweet! Pls release the test video like aksh, pad, brahmos. Lets give our neighbors some sleepless nights. They claim their missiles supre dupre. Ghauri ghajni babur all prpogqnda   They only show missile fired no proof it hit target. All knockouts of north korean missles. Courtesy of aq " chor" khan. Congrats drdo!!!!