Agni-IV is a modified version of a strategic missile Agni-II and the first named Agni-II Prime. Rocket lighter consists of 2-stage solid and payload heat shield for reentry.
High performance bortovik distributed architecture avionics and highly reliable high-speed communication bus, completely digital control system of the missile lead to the goal.
"A successful launch of the latest generation strategic missile Agni-IV, having the highest range 3500 km, headed for all the planned features, including scheduled range 3,000 km, "- said in New Delhi representative of the defense research and development of India (Defence Research & Development Organization, DRDO) Ravi Kumar Gupta (Ravi Kumar Gupta).
Agni-IV was launched from a mobile rig (Road Mobile System) at 9.00 am on 15 November, the island Wheelers' Island in Odisha on the east coast of India, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar.
All the radars and electro-optical systems along the coast tracked down and controlled all the characteristics of a rocket. Two Indian naval ships located near goal, testified about the successful splashdown.