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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Prithvi, AAD Interceptor Missiles Slated for Tests

Prithvi missileAfter the change of guard and controversial decision to remove Agni-IV project director, preparations are afoot at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to test fire the Prithvi and Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missiles.

A reliable source said, user trial of Army version of Prithvi weapon system is slated on February 21 while a developmental trial of endo-atmospheric (hitting the target inside the atmosphere) AAD interceptor missile is likely to be conducted in the first week of March.

“The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army will carry out the test of Prithvi from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea while the interceptor missile will be tested from the launching complex-IV located in Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district,” said the source.

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