On Thursday, India successfully accomplished the test of the nuclear surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni 5, which is the most advanced missile in the series of Agni and has a strike range of over 5,000 kilometers from the initial range off the Odisha coast.
The user-associated test flight of the missile has tremendous missile capabilities along with the deterrence power of the country. As per a reliable source, the entire radars, range stations, and tracking systems minutely monitored the performance of the flight during the commencement of the test.
The missile completed a travel in 19 minutes by covering 4,900 kilometers, which made it completely successful. Agni 5 is a sleek missile and was test fired from a canister launcher. The launcher is mounted on a mobile platform. Around 9:54 am, the missile was fired from the launch pad no. 4 of the Integrated Test Range or ITR in the Abdul Kalam Island, which was previously known as Wheeler Island.
As per the sources, after the fruitful development trials, this was the first test of Agni 5 that was user associated.
Agni 5 is incorporated with the latest technologies in terms of guidance, navigation, engine, and warhead, with a range of 5,000 kilometers.
It has an extravagant navigation system with an extremely high accuracy with a Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System or RINS. Along with it, the Micro Navigation System or MINS have made sure the missile reaches the destination point within a few meters of accuracy.
An official of the Defense Research and Development Organization or DRDO stated that the onboard high-speed computer including the fault tolerant software offered a powerful and reliable bus that guided the missile flawlessly through the 4,900 kilometers.
The four tests of the missile Agni were conducted on April 19, 2012, September 15, 2013, January 31, 2015, and December 26, 2016, initiated from the same base.