Pralay quasi ballistic missile developed to defeat interceptor missiles: Sources

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.

New Delhi: ‘Pralay’ which was successfully testfired on Wednesday is a quasi ballistic surface to surface missile developed in a way to able to defeat interceptor missiles, informed the sources.

According to sources, ‘Pralay’ is a quasi ballistic surface to surface missile. The advanced missile has been developed in a way to able to defeat interceptor missiles. It has the ability to change its path after covering certain range mid-air.

Earlier today, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’, from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.

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The Ministry of Defence, in a press release, said, “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.”

The ministry also informed that the Missile is powered by a 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.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this maiden development flight trial.

He also complimented DRDO for the fast track development and successful launch of the modern surface-to-surface missile.

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