Balasore, Odisha : The long range ballistic missile Agni 5 is successfully flight tested at 0945 hrs on sunday from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island).
All the Radars, Electro Optical Tracking Stations and Telemetry Stations tracked the vehicle all through the course of the trajectory. All the mission objectives have been achieved. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated all the DRDO Scientists, Staff, Armed Forces and Industries for the success of A5 Mission.
Long range ballistic missile Agni 5 was successfully flight tested at 0945 hrs today from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island). Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India , the armed forces & defence industry for the success of the A5 mission. https://t.co/mHG519lgQG pic.twitter.com/XKkpomR3q1
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) June 3, 2018
The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal at 9.48 am, defence sources said.
This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile covered its full distance during the trial which was a total success, they said.
Unlike other missiles of the series, Agni-5 is the most advanced with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine, said a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official.