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About India's Short Range Quick Reaction tactical ballistic 'Prahaar' Missile

 

 

About India's Short Range Quick Reaction tactical ballistic 'Prahaar' Missile Missile Features, Specification, Capacity, Importance, Highlights

Prahaar Missile is a solid-fuelled surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile. It has been indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Prahaar Missile has a length of 7.3 meters, a diameter of 420 mm and weighs 1,280 kg. It has an operational range of 150 km and a flight altitude of 35 km.

Prahaar Missile is quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical missile with advance maneuvering capability. It is capable of carrying multiple types of warheads weighing around 200 kg and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.

Prahaar Missile is fitted with an inertial navigation system. It is also equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, guidance and electromechanical actuation systems with an advanced onboard computer. It can be launched from a road-mobile system, which can carry six missiles at a time. It can also be fired in salvo mode in all directions from the launcher.

Importance

Prahaar Missile fills a vital gap between Multi Barrel Rocket systems such as ‘Pinaka’ and medium-range ballistic missiles such as Prithvi. It also fills short-range tactical battlefield missile role as required by Indian Army to take out strategic and tactical targets. It is comparable to MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System of United States.

Prahaar Missile Test

Prahaar Missile was recently test fired on 20th September 2018, at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.where it met all parameters within a stipulated time period.

Earlier, Prahaar missile was test-fired successfully for the very first time in July 2011 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

 

 


 

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