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DRDO conducts maiden launch of indigenous new generation surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’

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New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted a maiden flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay,’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday. The mission has met all its objectives. The new missile followed the desired quasi ballistic trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. All the sub-systems performed satisfactorily. All the sensors deployed near the impact point across the eastern coast, including the downrange ships, tracked the missile trajectory and captured all the events.

The Missile ‘Pralay’ is powered by the solid propellant rocket motor and many new technologies. The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher. The missile guidance system includes a state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this maiden development flight trial. He complimented DRDO for the fast track development and successful launch of the modern surface-to-surface missiles.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the team and said that this is a new generation surface-to-surface missile equipped with modern technologies and induction of this weapon system will give the necessary impetus to the Armed Forces.

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