DRDO’s Missile Test Facility Off Odisha Coast Preps For Agni Prime

Balasore: After being virtually dormant for over three months during the second wave of COVID-19, the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) test range off the Odisha coast is back in action.

The defence organisation is preparing to test-fire a new variant of the Agni-I missile from Chandipur any time between June 28 and 29.

Initially christened as ‘Agni Prime’, the new missile has a strike range of 1000 km to 1500 km.

According to DRDO sources, preparations are in full swing at the test facility for the test firing of Agni Prime for over a week now with strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Missile assembling and integration with the launcher that is exclusively developed for it are almost over. A notice to airmen (Notam) has already been issued for the missile’s scheduled test/ If everything goes as per plan, the weapon will be test-fired on Monday,” a DRDO source was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.

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