Agni-V

Agni-V is an Indian nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO]. The missile is believed to have a range of around 5,500 to 9,000 km. It is a three-stage, road-mobile and solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile which is transported by a truck and launched via a canister.

Agni-V
Agni-V test fired from canister on 10 December 2018
TypeICBM[1][2]
Place of originIndia
Service history
In serviceActive [3][4]
Used byStrategic Forces Command
Production history
DesignerDefence Research and Development Organisation
ManufacturerBharat Dynamics Limited
Unit cost50 crore (US$7 million)[5]
Specifications
Mass50000-56000 kg[6]
Length17.5 m[7]
Diameter2 metres (6 ft 7 in)
WarheadStrategic nuclear weapon
Warhead weight1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)[8]

EngineThree-stage solid rocket
PropellantSolid fuel
Operational
range
  • 5,500 kilometres (3,400 mi)[9] (official)
  • 8,000 kilometres (5,000 mi)[10][11][12] (alleged)
Maximum speed Terminal phase: Mach 24 (29,400 km/h; 18,300 mph; 8.17 km/s)[13]
Guidance
system
Ring laser gyroscope inertial navigation system. Optionally augmented by GPS/NavIC satellite guidance.
Accuracy<30 m  CEP[14][15]
Launch
platform
8 × 8 Tatra TEL and rail mobile launcher (canisterised missile package) [16]
TransportRoad

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