For 2nd consecutive day, surface-to-surface missile Pralay flight tested successfully
For the first time, flight tests of a ballistic missile were conducted successfully on two consecutive days
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted a second flight test of the indigenously developed Surface-to-Surface missile ‘Pralay’ on Thursday.
"The flight test met all the mission objectives. This launch proves the system in both the configurations of the missile," said the Ministry of Defence.
This is the first time that two consecutive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days.
The first successful test of the new generation surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ was carried out on Wednesday.
In Thursday's launch, the ‘Pralay’ missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon, the defence ministry said.
This launch was monitored by all the range sensors and instruments, including Telemetry, Radar and Electro-Optic Tracking System deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships positioned near the impact point.
The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.
The missile is powered with solid propellant rocket motor and many new technologies.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this consecutive successful development flight trial.
Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the associated team and said, with this successful flight test, the country has proved strong design and development capabilities in defence R&D.