India presents for the first time at Seoul Defense Exhibition its Pragati tactical ballistic missile.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 06:53 AM
India is showcasing for the first time its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km.
Indian-made Pragati tactical ballistic missile at Seoul Defense Exhibition, ADEX 2013.
The Pragati missile has quick reaction from command to launch in ripple firing mode of less than five seconds from same launcher. It is capable of carrying various types of conventional warhead of approximately 200 Kg.
The 12x12 TEL displayed in Seoul has a six-cannister system that can fire all its missiles in a 3-5 second salvo. The four-man crew can prepare for launch in five minutes and reloading takes about 15 minutes. The DRDO is also developing a 6x6 TEL fitted with two missiles and an 8x8 launcher fitted with four missiles.
The missile system has capability of deployment in stand-alone mode or centralised mode. With its effective and intelligent end trajectory maneuvreing, Pragati defeats detection by any weapon locating radar.
India is also exhibiting other state-of-the-art weapon systems, platforms, sensors, communication systems designed and developed by DRDO. All these systems have been trial evaluated and inducted by the Services.
ADEX authorities said DRDO is the largest international participant in the fair other than the Korean industries.
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