Saturday, 24 September 2011

Shourya Missile successfully tested

Syed Akbar
Hyderabad, Sept 24: Shourya Missile, developed by the Defence Research
and Development Organisation, was successfully flight-tested at 2.30
pm on Saturday from the launch complex-III of Integrated Test Range in

According to an official statement here, the missile with a range of
700 km was launched from a canister in a ground launch mode. "The
launch of the missile was perfect like in textbook and followed the
path exactly to the predefined target in the Bay of Bengal. All the
radar stations, telemetry stations, electro-optical stations all along
the East Coast have tracked and monitored all the mission parameters,"
it said.

Ships located near the target have also tracked and witnessed the
final event. The missile has reached the target within few metres
accuracy.  It is equipped with multiple advanced computing systems,
very high accuracy navigation and guidance systems.

The missile is capable of carrying a war head of one tonne including
nuclear weapons.

DRDO chief controller Dr Avinash Chander congratulated all the
scientists and employees of DRDO and other establishments. DRDL
director Dr P Venugoplalan, ITR director Dr SP Dash, System Planning
and Implementation Centre director Dr Satish Kumar, and programme
director Dr AK Chakravarti monitored all the preparatory operations.

Dr A Joseph, project director, and his team prepared the missile and
conducted the launch flawlessly.

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