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Prahar: Short-range, Quick Reaction tactical ballistic missile tested fired

Published on September 23, 2018
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile
Prahar: Short-range, Quick Reaction tactical ballistic missile tested fired
 'Prahaar'.
  • It was launched from a mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore off Odisha Coast.

About Prahaar Missile:

  • It is a solid-fuelled surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile. 
  • It has been indigenously developed by DRDO.
  • It has a length of 7.3 meter, diameter of 420 mm and weighs 1,280 kg. 
  • It has an operational range of 150 km and flight altitude of 35 km.
  • It is a quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical missile with advance manoeuvring capability.
  • It is capable of carrying multiple types of warheads weighing around 200 kg and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.
  • It 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 on board 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 a launcher.

Significance of Prahaar Missile:

  • Prahaar missile fills the vital gap between Multi Barrel Rocket systems such as 'Pinaka' and Medium Range Ballistic Missiles such as 'Prithvi'.
  • It also fills the 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.

Question:

Q. What is the name of the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile that Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested?
a. Agni
b. Jwala
c. Prahaard. Prithvi
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