Missiles Current Affairs - 2019

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India successfully test-fired nuke-capable Prithvi II missile

India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test-fired nuclear capable Prithvi II missile as part of a regular training exercise. The indigenously developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.

Prithvi-II
  • First missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)
  • Medium: Surface-to-surface
  • Fuel Type: Single-stage liquid fuelled
  • Payload capacity: 500 to 1000 kg
  • Range: 350km
  • Variants: Prithvi I for Army, Prithvi II for Air Force and;  Dhanush for the Navy
  • Inducted into the SFC in 2003

SFC test fire Dhanush missile successfully

India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast.

Dhanush Missile:
  • Surface-to-surface missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)
  • Naval variant of India’s indigenously developed ‘Prithvi’ missile
  • Single-stage, liquid propelled
  • Can carry conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 to 1,000 kg and strike both land and sea-based targets
  • Already inducted into the armed services