India successfully tests its short-range ballistic missile 'Pralay' off the coast of Odisha.
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested the indigenously designed surface-to-surface missile 'Pralay' off the coast of Odisha from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
"The missile is propelled by a solid propellant rocket motor and a number of novel technology. The missile can be launched from a mobile launcher and has a range of 150-500 kilometres. The missile guiding system incorporates a cutting-edge navigation system as well as integrated avionics "According to a Defense Ministry release.
"The new missile followed the planned quasi-ballistic trajectory and arrived at the target with excellent precision, verifying the control, guidance, and mission algorithms. All of the subsystems operated admirably "According to the Defence Ministry.
"All of the sensors stationed around the impact point across the eastern shore, including down range ships, tracked the missile trajectory and captured all of the events," the statement continued.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh thanked the DRDO and allied teams on the successful completion of the first development flight testing. He congratulated the DRDO on the rapid development and successful launch of the latest surface-to-surface missile.
G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, praised the team and stated that this is a new generation surface-to-surface missile equipped with current technologies, and that the introduction of this weapon system will provide the armed forces with the essential impetus.