Friday, October 5, 2012

350 Km Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile “Dhanush” Successfully Launched

 

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Dhanush, the India’s 350 km range Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile was successfully launched at 11:25 A.M on 5th october 2012 from a naval ship off the coast of Balasore, Odisha. The missile was launched by India’s strategic forces command. It was a text book launch meeting all the mission objectives. Dhanush, developed by DRDO, is India’s short range (350 km range) strategic ballistic missile capable of being launched from naval ships.

Similar in features to Prithvi, the 9-metre tall single-staged liquid fuelled missile is capable of carrying warhead of 500 kg to a distance of 350 kg can be launched from naval ships. Equipped with a high accuracy inertial navigation system with sophisticated on-board control and guidance, Dhanush has ability to hit sea and shore based enemy targets with great precision.

"It was a text book launch meeting all the mission objectives," Ravi Kumar Gupta, director, Defence Research Development Organisation, said after the successful launch of the missile by the India's Strategic Force Command (SFC).

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