New generation surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ successfully flight tested
The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation system
The indigenously developed new generation surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ was successfully flight tested on Wednesday.
The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.
The maiden flight test of the missile was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
The mission has met all its objectives, said the Ministry of Defence announcement after the successful test flight.
"The new missile followed the desired quasi ballistic trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. All the sub-systems performed satisfactorily," the ministry said.
All the sensors deployed near the impact point across the eastern coast, including the down range ships, tracked the missile trajectory and captured all the events.
The Missile is powered with solid propellant rocket motor and many new technologies.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this maiden development flight trial. He complimented DRDO for the fast track development and successful launch of modern surface-to-surface missile.
Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the team and said that this is a new generation surface-to-surface missile equipped with modern technologies and induction of this weapon system will give the necessary impetus to the Armed Forces.