Pralay, a quasi ballistic surface-to-surface missile, has been successfully tested for the second time in the last 24 hours from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odhisa, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said on Thursday.
This is for the first time in history that consecutive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days. "The flight test was successful and has met all the mission objectives. This launch proves the system in both the configurations of the missile," DRDO said.
"In today's launch, Pralay missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon," it added.
The launch was monitored by all the range sensors and instruments including Telemetry, Radar, and Electro-Optic Tracking System deployed across the eastern coast and the downrange ships positioned near the impact point.
The Pralay conventional quasi ballistic missile, which can hit targets between 150 to 500 km, was tested for a different range and different configurations today. It met all the parameters during the test fire, Government officials said.
'Pralay' is a quasi ballistic surface to surface missile. The advanced missile has been designed to defeat interceptor missiles and can change its flight path after covering a certain range.
The missile is powered by a solid-propellant rocket moto and can be launched from a mobile launcher. The missile guidance system includes a state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.