Successful Flight Test of Prahar

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore, today. Range stations and electro-optical systems tracked the missile throughout its flight. ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.

About Prahar:

‘Prahar’, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of filling the gap between the multi-barrel rocket system ‘Pinaka’ and medium-range ballistic missile ‘Prithvi’. It can also engage multiple targets in different directions.

It has a length of 7.3 meters, a diameter of 420 mm and weighs 1,280 kg. It has the operational range of 150 km and a flight altitude of 35 km.

It is a solid-fuelled short-range missile fitted with the inertial navigation system.

The missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, guidance, and electromechanical actuation systems with the advanced onboard computer.

It is a quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical weapon system.

Prahaar missile test fired successfully: Know what’s special about this indigenously developed weapon

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahaar’ from the Odisha coast Thursday amid heavy rains.

‘Prahar’, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of filling the gap between the multi-barrel rocket system ‘Pinaka’ and medium-range ballistic missile ‘Prithvi’. It can also engage multiple targets in different directions, official sources said.

The test launch was successful as the missile traveled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives, the sources said.

The sophisticated missile was test-launched from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at about 1.35 pm. It was launched from a mobile launcher, they said.

It is a solid-fuelled short-range missile fitted with the inertial navigation system, they said.

The missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, guidance, and electromechanical actuation systems with the advanced onboard computer.

It is a quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical weapon system, the sources said.

Various tracking radars, as well as electro-optic equipment, were engaged to track and monitor the missile’s trajectory, they said.

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