Balasore: Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-IV was today successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range No. 4 at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast around 8.30 AM.
The 4000 kms range missile is equipped with state of the art Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances.
It is 20 meter-long weighing 17 tonnes. The two stage Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) can take a nuclear warhead of one ton.
The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensures the vehicle to reach the target within two digit accuracy.
Agni 1, 2, 3 and Prithvi are already in the arsenal of armed forces, giving them reach of over 3000 km, giving India an effective deterrence capability.