Ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired as part of user trial

Balasore: The user trial of nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 kms, was conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today. The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile is 20 meter long and weighs 17 tonnes.

The user trial was conducted at around 8: 30 AM today and the first trial was conducted on November 11, official sources said.

The missile was test-fired as a part of user training exercise, said defence sources.

The missile, which has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances, is equipped with state of the art Avionics, 5th generation onboard computer and distributed architecture.

Earlier in December, Agni-V was successfully test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island.

(With inputs from IANS)