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Extended version of Prithvi test fired

Source: PTI
March 19, 2004 12:04 IST
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The extended version of Prithvi, India's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-surface missile, was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on Friday.

The extended version has been developed for Indian Air Force and has a range of about 150 to 200 kilometers, defence sources said. It was test fired from a mobile launcher at about 10.10am from the ITR, about 13km from Balasore, Orissa.

The 8.5metre high and one metre thick missile had a perfect lift-off. It has a launch weight of 4.6tonne, including a one-tonne payload.

This variant of the missile takes just 300 seconds to reach a target located at a distance of 150km.

Part of the country's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, the missile has the latest on-board computer and an advanced navigation system. It can use both solid and liquid propellant fuel.

The test firing was part of the continuous effort to further fine tune the missile, which has already been inducted into the army.
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