India’s quasi ballistic missile “Pralay” successfully conducted the second flight-test
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- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on December 23, 2021, successfully conducted the second flight-test of indigenously developed conventional Surface-to-Surface missile ‘Pralay’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
- For the first time, two consecutive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days.
- In today’s launch, the ‘Pralay’ missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon.
Pralay, the short-range solid fuel surface-to-surface ballistic missile can hit the target at a range of 150 to 500 kilometres with an accuracy of less than 10 metres and can be launched by Mobile Launcher.
- The missile guidance system includes the latest navigation system and integrated avionics.
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