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Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV successfully test fired off Odisha coast

 Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired off Odisha coast on Sunday morning. The launch took place from the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 8.30 am.

The sleek missile having 4000-km strike range is a two-stage missile. It is 20 meter-long weighing 17 tonnes. Agni-IV missile is equipped with state-of-the-art Avionics, 5th generation on-board computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances.

Agni 4 was first test fired on 20 January 2014. The missile includes indigenously developed ring laser gyro and composite rocket motor. The two stage Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, IRBM can take a nuclear warhead of one ton. 

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