Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-2 missile was successfully testfired on Wednesday night as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range off Odisha coast. “Two Prithvi-2 missiles were test-fired consecutively and both tests met all parameters,” the official said from the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
Strike range of the trail missile was 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR between 7 pm to 7.15 pm. It was a routine trial, said the official of the ITR adding “The missile trajectory was tracked by radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations by the DRDO along the coast of Odisha”.
The missile was randomly selected from the production stock and the entire launch activity was conducted by Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army and monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the training exercise, official sources said.