Defence News – June
Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired from Odisha
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on June 2nd successfully test-fired the indigenously-developed nuclear-capable ballistic Prithvi-II missile in Odisha.
i. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha.
ii. In salvo mode, two Prithvi-II missiles were successfully test fired on November 21, 2016. The nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
India successfully test-fires 1st all weather tracked-chassis QR-SAM
India has successfully test-fired its first all-weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-toAir Missile (QR-SAM) on 4th of June.
i. The test was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to strengthen its air defence system.
ii. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast at Chandipur at around 12:39 p.m. local time.
iii. The missile system has the potential to engage multiple targets within a range of approximately 30 km, with the configuration of two vehicles for area air defence.
Indian Warships reach Australia to take part in Bilateral Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX-17
Three Indian warships reached to Australia to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.
i. Exercise Australia India (AUSINDEX) is a regular bilateral maritime exercise which aimed at developing a deeper understanding and cooperation between the two navies.
ii. AUSINDEX 17 was a concrete example of India and Australia working more closely together to increase maritime security.
DRDO successfully test fires anti-tank guided missile 'Nag' in desert ranges of Rajasthan
The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has successfully test fired antitank missile 'Nag' in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan.
i. According to the defence sources the missile successfully has destroyed the target in today's
ii. The tests, which were witnessed by scientists from the DRDO, Defence Lab, Jodhpur, senior officials from armed forces among others has concluded on 14th of June.
iii. The "fire and forget" third generation anti-tank guided missile 'Nag' is equipped with the highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker with integrated avionics, technology which is possessed by very few nations