India is now conducted successful tests of a ballistic missile "Agni-3" capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. It is reported by ITAR-TASS quoted the news agency IANS.
The launch took place from a mobile platform on the peninsula Wheeler in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Orissa. Earlier this week, there was also launched ballistic rocket "Agni-4" with a range of up to 4 kilometers.
"It was the fifth in a row tests" Agni-3 "- reminded the representative of the Indian defense research and development.
Ballistic missiles, "Agni" developed within the "overall development programs from guided missiles," defense ministry of India.
"Agni-1" is a 12 — meter BR, which can be launched from mobile launchers and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead weighing up to 1 ton of "Agni-2" — a two-stage solid-fuel rocket length of about 19 m Her greatest range is up to 2500 km, with a detachable head of up to 1000 kg. "Agni-3" — two-BR 16.7 m in length and weighing 48.3 tons She can deliver warheads weighing 1.5 t range more than 3,000 km.
First tests "Agni-4" held in December 2010, but due to problems in the control system, they have failed. In November 2011 was made the first successful launch of a rocket. 20 minutes after the start of the head portion of the rocket headed for the area in the Bay of Bengal. Length "Agni-4" is 20 m, weight — 17 t, weight seeking head portion 1000 kg.
Last April, the first time in India conducted tests of the newest intercontinental ballistic missile "Agni-5" (see photo). Launch took place at the highest range that exceeds five thousand miles. "Agni-5" is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead weighing up to 1 ton Her weight is 50 m, length — 17.5 m, width — 2 m