India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile

  • India on December 23, 2018 test fired the indigenous built intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-IV from Abdul Kalam Island near Dhamra Port in Odisha. This is a part of regular test. 
  • The missile was fired from a mobile launcher.
  • Agni-IV is the Long Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile with a range of 4,000 kms.
  • It is a nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile.
  • Agni-IV is equipped with state-of-the-art Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances.
  • The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensured the vehicle reach the target within two digit accuracy.
  • The re-entry heat shield withstood temperatures in the range of 4000 degree centigrade and made sure the avionics function normally with inside temperature remaining less than 50 degree centigrade.  

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