Running "Prithvi-2"To the highest range 350 km was launched from the test site in Balasore in the eastern state of Orissa. "Tests missiles" ground-to-ground "took place at 09:21 local time / 7:51 MSK / — told news agency IANS. — Rocket was launched under the supervision of scientists from the Organization of defense research and development / DRDO / ".
"Prithvi" refers to a class of ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. They are made on the basis of "pervading applets Guided Missile Development tools" / Integrated Guided Missile Development Program /, which began in 1983.
Length "Prithvi-2"Is nine meters, diameter — one meter. It can also be fitted with a warhead weighing up to 500 kg. First part of the test missile was accomplished first last October, reports ITAR-TASS.