Interceptor missile successfully test-fired

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:50

Balasore: As part of its plan to
deploy a two-layer ballistic missile defence system, India
on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed
supersonic interceptor missile from the Integrated Test Range
off Orissa coast.

A surface-to-surface target missile - a modified
`Prithvi` – was first lifted from the launch Complex-III in
ITR at Chandipur, 15 km from here around 10:13 hours, defence
sources said.

The missile tracking network consisting of long range and
multi-function radars and other range sensors positioned at
different locations detected and identified the incoming

The interceptor missile at Wheeler Island, about 70 km
across the sea from Chandipur, with a directional warhead was
launched at about 10:16 hour and ground and on board control
guided it to the target, the sources said.

The last flight of interceptor missile was conducted on
March 6, 2011.


First Published: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:49
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