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In News:  India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile

Prithvi  missile

  • Prithvi is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
  • The Prithvi missile project encompassed developing three variants for use by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
  • Prithvi I (SS-150) – Army version (150 km range with a payload of 1,000 kg)
  • Prithvi II (SS-250) – Air Force version (350 km range with a payload of 500 kg)
  • Prithvi III (SS-350) – Naval version (350 km range with a payload of 1,000 kg)
  • Prithvi II class is also a single-stage liquid-fueled missile having a maximum warhead mounting capability of 500 kg, with an extended range of 250 km

  • The state-of-the-art missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target

Source: Indian Express

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