India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile
India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic Prahaar missile from a defense facility off Odisha. The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was test-launched from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, near Balasore. It is capable of filling the gap between the multi-barrel rocket system ‘Pinaka’ and medium-range ballistic missile ‘Prithvi’.
About Prahaar Missile
- It is an Indian solid-fuel road-mobile tactical ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- It is essentially a quick reaction battlefield tactical missile with advance maneuvering capability.
- The missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, guidance and electromechanical actuation systems with the advanced onboard computer.
- It has been developed to provide a cost-effective, quick reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical weapon system to the Indian Army.
- It can be launched from a road-mobile launch platform, which can carry six missiles at a time. It can be fired in all directions from the launcher. It could be used for striking both tactical and strategic targets.