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Agni-1,2,3,4 All 4 Missiles to be tested in a month’s span

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  1. thestringshredder

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    Agni-1,2,3,4 All 4 Missiles to be tested in a month’s span

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    Four missiles in the country’s most ambitious Agni series have been slated for flight tests in a month’s span.

    Defence sources said the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army would carry out user trials of Agni-I, Agni-II and Agni-III, whereas Defence Research and Development Organisation would conduct the third developmental trial of Agni-IV.

    All the four missiles would be test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast. The tests have been scheduled in the wake of second successful experimental trial of the 5,000-km range Agni-V missile on September 15.

    While preparation is in full swing for the user trial of Agni-I missile, which is likely on November 8 (earlier scheduled for November 7), the rest three would be tested in a gap of one week each.

    The 12-tonne Agni-I has a strike range of 700-900 km. The 15-metre-long missile is powered by both solid and liquid propellants, which imparts it a speed of 2.5 km per second. The missile was first test-fired on January 25, 2002.

    The 2,000-km range Agni-II missile is designed to be launched from a rail-mobile launcher, but it is also available in road-mobile configuration.

    The missile is 20 metre long, has a diameter of one metre and weighs 16 tonnes. It can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg and has appropriate onboard thrusters fitted on the second stage. The missile was cleared for production after its induction in 2004.

    Agni-III, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes, is 17 metre tall and has a diameter of two meter.

    It weighs around 50 tonnes. It is expected to be the mainstay of the country’s nuclear deterrence programme when fully operational.

    The 3,000-km range missile was inducted into the armed forces in June 2011 and the next test would be its second user trial.

    Having a strike range of around 4,000 km, the two-stage solid propelled Agni-IV missile is 20 meter tall and weighs around 17 tonnes. Compared to the Pershing missile of the US in terms of technology, the indigenously built missile has many cutting-edge technologies, which could meet global standards.

    Agni series of missiles are part of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme of the country. While Agni-I, Agni-II and Agni-III have already been inducted into the armed forces, developmental trials of Agni-IV and 5,000-km range Agni-V are on track.


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  2. IND151

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    The pic is wrong

    Both Agni 2 and Agni 4 has diameter of 1.3 meters
     
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    Ummm, nooo.

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  4. Firemaster

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    Diameter of A3 is not wrong but weight of A4 is 17.6 ton not 23 ton.
     
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    I meant Agn 2 and Agni 4
     
  6. Ammyy

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    I think DRDO should developed a new version of A2 cause current one is two much bulky.
     
  7. Capt.Popeye

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    A1 and A2 will both get replaced by missiles from the K family.